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 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 pure white. Here's our favourites:

FOR THE BACK OF THE BORDER

If you're looking for the tallest agapanthus to give you height and drama in your flowering borders - or to make very impressive container plants - these are the one we recommend.

Dark dramatic Agapanthus Black Magic has deep purple clusters of hanging bells, tall and elegant and the darkest agapanthus we offer.

Purple Cloud is very popular, also elegant with deep blue-purple rounded flowerheads on long stems.

The classic agapanthus, Blue is sturdy, clear sky blue, and seed-grown for subtle variation in colour and height to give a natural cottage garden feel. White is Blue's counterpart, tall, clean, classy and lovely against a green hedge.

 

FOR POTS AND CONTAINERS

These agapanthus will stay neat and tiny, ideal for windowboxes, patios, front-of-border planting and the smallest of spaces.
Compact Silver Baby shades its petals from a silver-blue tip to a white centre. It doesn't mind humidity either, great for coastal gardens, and flowers from a young age.

Tiny and perky, Peter Pan is a little cutie, with subtly striped pale blue blooms. Pair it with the slightly taller Lapis Lazuli, blooming in deep rich blue.

Arctic Star is a cold-tolerant variety, very early to flower, and fast growing. Taller than the previous two, but neat and elegant with attractive foliage.

Repeat flowering through the year in rich royal purple, Ozbreed's Sugar Plum™ is always a favourite when we have it available.

 

FOR WELL BEHAVED BORDERS

Agapanthus are resilient and tough, surviving in less-than-optimal garden conditions, perfect for problem places. Which can mean they get a bit rambunctious when times are good. These cultivars won't take over your garden like that, as they set very little viable seed and will stay where they are planted.

Snowball is neat and compact, packing a punch in the borders with big rounded white flowerheads for its size, ideal for mass planting.

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If you love mini white agapanthus you can't go past the dwarf Double Diamond which will flower fast and generously in pure ice-white. The flowers are very open for an agapanthus and have an intriguingly frilly look to the petals.

Buccaneer's purple-blue striped blooms will decorate your garden beds through the year; and the roots are great bank binders for erosion control. Beautiful and useful!

 

FOR GREAT VALUE BORDERS

Getty White is a "good doer", neat and compact with pure white blooms and slender habit

Ozbreed's Bingo Blue™ flowers off and on throughout the year in warmer gardens, with surprise bursts of rich colour. This variety will flower while still a very young plant, so you won't have to wait long for those blooms.