Agapanthus 'Back in Black'



Agapanthus 'Back in Black' offers a sophisticated color palette with loose, globular clusters of deep purple-blue blooms on tall black stems in mid to late summer. Its thin, strap-like leaves are similar to that of Allium.

Commonly called "Lily-of-the-Nile", Agapanthus are bulbous plants that seem to enjoy being a little pot-bound. For this reason, they thrive and bloom profusely in containers. These plants are only semi-hardy in our zone (Zone 7a in Virginia).

Agapanthus 'Back in Black' Lily-of-the-Nile is highly attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators.


  • Common Names: Lily-of-the-Nile
  • Zones: 7-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-Drained
  • Height at Maturity: 30"-36"
  • Width at Maturity: 24"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

If grown in a container, it is recommended to shelter the containers from frost in a shed or garage unless you live in a warmer climate. Bulbs that are grown in the ground can be dug and stored in a cool place for winter.

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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