The Blue Storm™ Agapanthus, otherwise known as the Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 or African Lily ‘Queen Mum’, Lily of the Nile ‘Queen Mum’, Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’, Agapanthus orientalis ‘PMN06’ PP24651, is a rather well known bulb plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and fast growth, this bulb will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Blue Storm™ Agapanthus Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus are the following:
- Water: The Blue Storm™ Agapanthus prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family, the genus Agapanthus and the species Praecox Ssp. Orientalis, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 (ag-uh-PANTH-us PRAY-koks or-ee-en-TAY-liss).
As with other Agapanthus’s, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden.
The Blue Storm™ Agapanthus is a plant native to the South Africa and E. Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal..
You might be wondering why your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 12 region, and in climate zones that range between 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus is a relatively fast grower, which makes things tricky for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 can grow up to 2′ – 4′ (60cm – 120cm) in 2′ – 4′ (60cm – 120cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus a relatively medium bulb compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 12″ – 18″ (30cm – 45cm) free so the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
The Blue Storm™ Agapanthus’s ideal soil potting mix is made out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this bulb will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 in
Being an evergreen plant, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus will be present year round in your garden.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid).
In particular, this bulb is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Blue Storm™ Agapanthus produces some beautiful purple, or blue and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Blue Storm™ Agapanthus is well known for being able to attract butterflies, birds and hummingbirds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for salt and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 will be fine.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your Blue Storm™ Agapanthus will look best in it.
Most Agapanthus Praecox Ssp. Orientalis ‘Atiblu’ Plant Patent #14,332 owners agree that this bulb will look great in most contemporary and cottage gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, city and courtyard, coastal garden, and in mediterranean garden styles.
In particular, the Blue Storm™ Agapanthus’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, beds and borders, edging, and in wall-side borders, others use it for landscaping in a firescaping/fire wise, coastal exposure, erosion control, mass planting, border, container, cutting garden, rock garden, edging, or a urban garden.
Blue Storm™ Agapanthus’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Pittosporum, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Echinacea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Blue Storm™ Agapanthus in your garden or home.