Purchase

When you plan to buy an Agapanthus, pay special attention to the fact that it has a cultivar name (do not purchase any Agapanthus without a cultivar name!). It is recommended that you buy a deciduous type that looses it’s foliage.

This type goes dormant during the winter and can be kept in a dark space with a temperature range between 2°C and maximum 7°C. An Agapanthus needs the cold to produce new eyes (flowers). At higher temperatures there is a bigger chance of ending up with a less vigorous plant. An added value is more flowers on the plant.

An evergreen type that keeps it’s foliage during the winter fades to yellow without sufficient light. You will have to keep this one indoors or in a greenhouse with the same temperature as you would with the type that looses it’s foliage.