However, there are some varieties that begin flowering during late spring, till the onset of fall as well. While flowers in shades of blue and violet are common, you can find these plants bearing white flowers as well. Caring for this plant is simple and can be done using basic gardening tips.
Place one rhizome clump bearing healthy green leaves in the hole, and cover the root portion with soil. If you are growing several bulbs at a time, maintain a spacing of 6 inches between them.
As the plants get established, you can reduce the amount of water supplied to them. The water requirements will vary according to the climatic conditions. For example, the watering frequency should be higher during spring and summer, compared to fall and autumn.
Cutting old foliage allows the plants to conserve energy for flower development. The organic mulch aids in retaining moisture and controlling weed growth. Supplementing poor soil with adequate organic fertilizer will help in producing larger blooms.
During winter, the fleshy root system of these plants should be protected from extreme cold conditions. This is not a concern for container gardening, as you can transfer the potted plants indoors anytime.
For outdoor plants, dig the soil to uproot the rhizome part, making sure that it is not damaged. Divide the root clumps into individual sections, and store them in a cardboard box lined with newspapers from all sides. Allow the clumps to overwinter till spring time.
As you can see, caring for Agapanthus is no different than caring for other perennial plants, except for overwintering. The blue agapanthus flowers look beautiful in any landscape design, especially when grown in groups.
Each of the individual bloom resembles a lily with petals arranged in a tubular shape. You can cut the flower stalks at a specific length, and use the flowers for interior decoration as well.