Agapanthus – Little Galaxy Lily of the Nile
Usually Agapanthus are grown as tropical annuals in St. Louis, but not anymore! We are thrilled to introduce ‘Little Galaxy’ Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus. You can now have the iconic blue flowers year after year with only planting once. Showy blue 4″ flowers are born on tall stems over grass green foliage from midsummer into fall.
About a foot shorter than our other hardy Lily of the Nile ‘Galaxy Blue’ and a softer shade of blue, ‘Little Galaxy’ shines on its own. Its fantastic compact habit and tons of indigo blue blossoms create works of natural art right in your own backyard or container. Despite its shorter habit, its stunning blue globes of flowers are just as big as its taller cousins. Great for the front of the perennial border and in containers.
Agapanthus appear similar to the popular bulb Allium with their giant clusters of star shaped flowers. They bloom in the summer, and produce numerous flower stalks per plant. These plants thrive with adequate moisture and will take center stage in the landscape while in flower.
This variety has overwintered in very cold winters in Michigan for over 7 years. It also reblooms! You can expect flowers all they way into September.
Plant in full sun. If planted in a container, the container should be moved into a protected area for the winter, an unheated garage or shed is ideal.