agapanthus stylish on deck

Every year Bloemenbureau Holland (the promotional organisation for flowers and plants in the Netherlands and Europe) gets together a "media jury" of influential magazine writers, stylists, and bloggers.

They choose three plants for the year : for outdoor decks and terraces; for balconies and pots; and for interiors. The plant chosen by the experts for 2018 for decks is the AGAPANTHUS.

We're not surprised agapanthus were a favourite with the jury! Agapanthus are excellent garden plants, free flowering and fantastic in tough situations - and they are also very happy in tubs and containers.

In fact some experts say that the restriction of their roots in the pots helps to encourage them to flower more. We certainly find that even our little tubestock will flower in their pots in the nursery!

Agapanthus are available in all shades of blue from inky purple-black through summer sky and baby blue to palest almost white, plus pure white alone. Here's our favourites:



agapanthus patio and deck plant of the year

Agapanthus Black Magic – dark purple hanging bells in clusters; tall and elegant

 

Agapanthus Purple Cloud – deep blue-purple rounded flowerheads on long stems

 

Agapanthus Lapiz Lazuli – neat compact plant with rich blue flowers

 

Agapanthus Queen Anne – knee high with soft purple-blue blooms that belie its hardiness

 

Agapanthus Peter Pan – a little cutie, petite and pale blue

 

Agapanthus Blue – the classic, sky blue, sturdy, and seed-grown for subtle variation

 

Agapanthus White – Blue's counterpart, tall, clean, classy

 

Agapanthus Getty White – neat compact plant with pure white blooms and slender habit

 

Agapanthus Snowball – neat and compact with big rounded white flowerheads

 

Agapanthus Double Diamond – knee high with white double-flowered blooms, very pretty


Photos: Bloemenbureau Holland