• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage 18 to 20 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide; blooms 36 to 48 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Flower Color
    Blooms:
    Mid- to Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage 18 to 20 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide; blooms 36 to 48 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Mid- to Late Summer
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsPittosporum (Pittosporum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Pink (Dianthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in enriched, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Remove spent blooms and faded foliage for a tidy appearance. Mulch to protect roots in colder winter regions; hardy to USDA zone 7b average winters.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Agapanthus x 'AMBIC001' comes from a breeding program in Johannesburg, South Africa, conducted by DeWet Aloe Farm in Linbro Park. It is the result of a 2nd generation cross between siblings of a previous cross of Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis and A. campanulatus. It was selected for its moderate size, vigorous habit and exceptionally long bloom season. It received U.S. Plant Patent #25,519 in May 2015. A new Monrovia limited release offering for 2017.