Monday, August 20, 2012

Agapanthus 'Queen Mum'

Agapanthus 'Queen Mum'. I saw this gorgeous Agapanthus blooming by the water lily pond at at the San Diego Botanical Gardens. However, the docent in the gift shop didn't know the registered name. A little hunting on the Internet solved that problem and before you could say "I bought the Queen Mum," there were two planted in the back yard! The mature stocks even had seed pods on them! Hmmm... Do you suppose there could be a Queen Mum II?

For those of you needing a Queen Mum of your very own, they have them available at Walter Anderson's nursery in San Diego, at San Marcos Growers (wholesale only) and, yes, at Home Depot (as a catalog item).

1 comment: said...

Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) This plant has strap-like leaves and beautiful blue flowers in a rounded cluster on leafless stalks. Place the plants at a distance of about 2 feet from each other, setting them in a way that the tops of the fleshy roots are just below the surface of the soil.