Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud'
Storm Cloud Lily-of-the-Nile
Item #: 1342
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 48" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Thanks to Barrie Coate for setting us straight on the origin of this great agapanthus. When Barrie was director of the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, he selected this gem from thousands of open pollinated seedlings of the deciduous Agapanthus 'Mood Indigo'. The resulting evergreen selection (only to 28 degrees F) is a dynamite lily-of-the-Nile with the typical strap-like foliage to 24" tall. Through late summer, the huge clumps of Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud' foliage are topped with giant, magnificent, hummingbird-friendly flower heads of bluish-purple on very sturdy stalks to 4' tall...WOW!
Flower Color: Blue
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Plants that Attract Birds , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Tropical Looking Plants