Agapanthus ‘Blue Umbrella’ is an evergreen herbaceous perennial that forms clumps of mid-green strap-like leaves. From June – August, large round flower heads of rich cobalt blue flowers appear on tall, strong stems above the clump of foliage. A main use would be in a container as it is not as hardy as other Agapanthus varieties, nonetheless, they can be planted in beds/borders in milder areas. Can reach a maximum height of 90 cm and 40 cm.
Suggested Care: Agapanthus ‘Blue Umbrella’ should be planted in moist but well-drained soil, positioned in full sun however, it can withstand a partially shaded area but less blooms are likely to appear. Can be divided once established. The plant should be positioned in an area that is sheltered from strong winds. It is typically a low maintenance plant, free of pests and diseases. Is best planted in containers and given frost-protection in winter.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. Do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.