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Agapanthus orientalis 'Storm Cloud'

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Storm Cloud

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral pizzasqueeza On Aug 1, 2010, pizzasqueeza from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

Planted this last summer (2009) and it has yet to bloom once. Zone is 9-A. Any suggestions?

Positive plutodrive On Jun 12, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

This can be grown as a houseplant in colder zones since it it evergreen.

Positive anelson77 On May 12, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I have 3 and might plant more. They are doing well in part shade, good soil, little summer water. They die to the ground in winter but have kept coming back stronger for 2 years already. The flowers are sort of institutional looking, very large, stiff and round. But I like the bold leaves and the color. Hummingbirds visit them.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 6, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

6-8" wide purple-blue blooms produced for most of the summer. Sturdy 4' stems; perennial to zone 8.

Positive ladyannne On Apr 1, 2004, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Remarkable colour, very dark blueish purple. This is planted in almost full shade and does extremely well.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dana Point, California
Los Angeles, California
Merced, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Monica, California
Deland, Florida
Palm Coast, Florida
Wauchula, Florida
Yulee, Florida
Trout, Louisiana
Dallas, Oregon
Seattle, Washington

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