Blue Flare Agapanthus
Agapanthus 'Blue Flare'
Blue Flare Agapanthus flowers
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 18 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7b
Other Names: Lily of the Nile, African Lily
This variety produces a compact mound of luxurious narrow green foliage; dense clusters of blue flowers appear in mid-summer on medium stems and last a long time; a perfect accent plant for indoor containers in bright areas
Features & Attributes
Blue Flare Agapanthus features bold clusters of blue trumpet-shaped flowers with royal blue stripes rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive violet flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a rigidly upright and towering form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Blue Flare Agapanthus can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --