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Agapanthus orientalis, Black Pantha

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Buds that are almost black, opening to violet blue.

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Exciting new variety of Agapanthus orientalis with buds that are almost black, and develop to big flowers in deep violet blue. Flower heads are large and with outstanding vase life of 10 to 14 days. Blooming in the spring and summer these plants are drought resistant, low maintenance and ideal for planting in perennial border, cutting flower garden or in large pots on sunny patios.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-36 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-36 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.


Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers


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Agapanthus: Bare Root Perennial and Potted Plant

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Choose a location in full sun with a rich, well-drained soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the bare root.
  • Plant them so the tops of the roots are just below the surface.
  • Fill in and around the root with soil until the hole is filled.
  • Firm the soil and water well to fully saturate the roots and soil.
  • Space agapanthus about 24 inches apart.

Planting Plotted Plants in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil. 
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. 
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth. 
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand. 
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker. 
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
  • Space agapanthus plants 24 inches apart.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, higher rates may encourage root rots. Do not fertilizer in the fall.
  • Remove and discard foliage after a hard frost in fall
  • Evergreen boughs (from Christmas trees) provide additional protection. Remove this mulch in the spring.
  • In general agapanthus do not require division. They blossom more freely when crowded, their roots should be disturbed as little as possible.
  • Agapanthus make wonderful, long lasting cut flowers.
  • Agapanthus blooms form mid-summer to early fall
Full Sun
12-36 inches
24-36 inches
Bloom Season
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Agapanthus orientalis
Life Cycle
Agapanthus orientalis, Black Pantha is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black agapanthus My black agapanthus is beautiful. I am in zone 9 in Florida. I didn’t plant it in the garden until it was root-bound in the 4 inch pot. Also, I was careful not to over water it. The one I gave to a friend died from over watering.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what Ive learned I have watched this British gardening show. Every time they speak of any agapanthus they say "to make them flower you have to restrict the roots" either by rocks or plant them in the pots in the ground. They also say that you have to put a couple together. Also that you shouldn't plant them until they are busting out of the pots (the plastic pots they come in) I cant wait to try!
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Black Pantha doesn't like rainy Miami summers I planted 2 Black Pantha agapanthus and 1 Blue Heaven in the Spring. The Black Panthas grew for a few months but seemed to not like our wet summers here in South Florida because they wilted & died. I knew not to expect blooms the first year, but did not expect the green leaves to wither from our regular summer rains. The Blue Heaven agapanthus is still alive but has not grown in the past few months. I made sure before buying, that these grow in my zone & I have seen beautiful blooming agapanthus in neighboring yards so I know they can thrive here. Maybe I need to buy them already grown & blooming for success in my area.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed! I have other agapanthus in my zone 7, which have thrived both in the ground (and overwintered inside) and in pots. A couple actually flowered after being heavily mulched and left in the ground. The ones that I bought from Burpee did absolutely nothing, and I am very disappointed, although I will try to overwinter them and hope for flowering next year.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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