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Agapanthus ‘Back in Black’
Common Name: Lily-of-the-Nile Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Agapanthus 'Back in Black' This hardy agapanthus has rich green foliage black stems, black buds, and dark purple-blue flowers followed by attractive black seed pods. Sounds luscious, doesn’t it? Mulch each winter with fallen leaves. Plant Delights This is patented as an Agapanthus africanus selection but, being an open pollinated seedling, this species assignment is highly suspect. We have confirmed reports of Agapanthus 'Back in Black' surviving winter temperatures of -2 to -9F, without snow cover. Easy to Grow Bulbs Super dark blooms are the feature Agapanthus Back in Black is named for. The blue globes made up of so many deep, dark blue florets give this agapanthus a dramatic look in the summer garden. Topping out at just 24 inches tall, Agapanthus Back in Black is an exceptional choice for containers and mixed planters - where the many colored blooms and tropical foliage of alstroemeria are a perfect partner! Like all deciduous agapanthus, Back in Black is more cold hardy than the evergreens, documented to thriving at -9 degrees F without snow cover! Deer and rabbit resistant, agapanthus are living magnets for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBlue
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24” FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem ColourBlack
Hardiness7-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Agapanthus ‘Midnight Blue’

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