I happen to like Agapanthus, even if they are as common as dirt here. That's a good thing as I inherited a large quantity of these plants with our current house. As the clumps tend to merge into one another, I can't even count them very accurately but I'd estimate that I have between 50 and 60 clumps - and all are just about to bloom.
|They bloom in partial shade|
|They bloom in full sun|
|They fit into my backyard scheme|
|And occupy a prominent place in my front border|
The buds seem to pop up overnight, appearing en masse, standing like soldiers. The plants require little in the way of maintenance, the foliage looks good even when the plant isn't in bloom, and the flowers make a statement - what's not to like? Some buds have already opened, although the petals have yet to fully unfurl.
I have a few of the white variety but most are shades of light to medium blue - regrettably, I have none in the dark blue color. In a few days, I expect to be seeing blue all over the place. In the meantime, other blues have made their appearance in my garden.
|2 pots of 'Bountiful Blue' blueberries now have ripe fruit, which means I will soon see more squirrels on my back porch|
|Iris germanica 'Versailles' bloomed just after May's Bloom Day|
What's so common in your area that its beauty tends to be overlooked?