Thursday, August 6, 2009

Purple Cloud

Agapanthus are quite common summer flowers in our area. They are drought tolerant and pest and disease free. The only downfall to them that I am aware of is that voles LOVE to eat their fleshy roots, but they eat almost everything else too. I have dozens of the light blue ones, white ones, large ones and miniature ones. I even have some with variegated leaves. But the ones that really seduce me are the dark purple ones like this 'Purple Cloud'. The color is so rich!

7 comments:

mothernaturesgarden said...

Wow, what a beauty! Thanks for making me aware of the lovely dark colored one.
Donna

Kerri said...

I haven't seen the dark purple before. It's gorgeous! Agapanthus is a plant I haven't tried, but would like to. Not sure how it would do in our NY summers, especially one as cool as the current one. I wonder how well it would winter over inside the house in a pot.
Your gardens are very beautiful. I've enjoyed having a wander through them :)

nancybond said...

That really is a beauty. :)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Beautiful! Any flower that is disease and pest resistance is a winner in my book. Love the color! -Jackie

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Have several of them, but not this color. This one is beautiful!

Miss Daisy said...

I agree it is a lovely flower. The dark purple is very beautiful. Lucky for us we don't have voles in our area. I bet they smell lovely too!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Sheila, these are just gorgeous. I want some now, but they're not hardy here...have to be dug and stored like dahlias. So I'll drool over yours instead.