Pronunciation: ag-uh-PANTH-us af-ri-KAH-nus
|Description||Attractive, deep blue flower clusters on stalks above clumping, narrow, strap-like, evergreen foliage. Effective in groups to create a lush tropical effect. Occasionally reblooms, if spent flower stems are promptly removed. A good container plant in colder areas or perennial color accent in outdoor beds where winters are milder.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Foliage reaches 18 in. tall and wide; flower stalks reach 30 in. tall.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Edging|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea); Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii); Mullein (Verbascum)|
|Care||Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but may be divided when overcrowded.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.