Favorite Blue Flower Bulbs--TOW

Rodger Whitlock totototo@pacificcoast.net
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 00:07:51 PST
On 15 Nov 04 at 8:59, Kathy Stokmanis wrote:

> ...Most Agapanthus are a pale washed out blue that I don't
> like, in general, not to mention how ubiquitous they are as
> store front plantings in my area.  There are some lovely deep
> violet-blue agapanthus that I adore, such as 'Stormy Seas',
> but to my mind we are back to 'is it blue or purple?'

There is an English cultivar, 'Bressingham Blue' that is a 
pretty good deep true blue. It's a rather small cultivar, 
perhaps 75cm high or so, but considerably hardier than many of 
the big agapanthus.

In our climate, the larger agapanthus, esp. those emanating from 
Monrovia Nurseries, often prove to be tender when we have a 
sharp cold spell, so it's wise to look for hardier forms.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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