Agapanthus 'Black Pantha' (PBR)

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2 litre pot £28.99 £23.19
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Buy Agapanthus 'Black Pantha' (PBR) African lily: Deep blue, almost black flowers

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Globes of deep blue-black, trumpet-shaped flowers burst from almost black buds in July and August above semi-evergreen, strap-like leaves. This stunning African lily is perfect for the middle of a sunny, moist but well-drained border or a large patio pot. Although hardier than other varieties, in cold, exposed areas container-grown specimens will benefit from a deep, dry winter mulch.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold, exposed areas protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch.

  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Beautiful plant, well packed so arrived in superb condition.


Beautiful plant. Has flowered profusely this year. Really pleased Have bought from this firm before, never been let down. Highly recommend them.




Beautiful colour


Have waited patiently for the flower and at last have one this year. It's a great colour so will get more.




Flowered in the first season


I planted three plants in the spring and was pleasantly surprised that they are already in flower - a good rich purple colour. Very healthy plants



Nice healthy plant


Great that I could choose a plant to add to my collection of agapanthus, knowing it will be as described and healthy.




I would buy this product again


Unusual stunning




Lovely very, very dark purple flower


I love this plant. Received it last year in very good condition. It is in a pot on my patio. I'm looking forward to seeing if it will flower again this year. I have no reason to think it will not.


Maldon, Essex


Great plants


The plants themselves were a good size for the price, and were well packaged, but didn't appreciate being stood on their head by the carrier, despite the box being clearly marked "this way up"!!! Crocus were very good and gave me a full refund. I would definitely order from Crocus again, and aim to get some more Black Pantha for my clients too.


Stansted, Essex




After all it is a question of taste, i have them in the beds and in terracotta pots, the colour is something else. Crocus has never failed to deliver healthy rootballs.





4.9 8


Could you advise which of your terracotta pots would be suitable for this plant? I want to buy 2 pots as a present around 19" high and was looking at your tulip pot lavender pot and rhs foxglove pot any suggestions.


Hello, These will grow happily in most pots, however if these are your size requirements, then either the tulip or lavender pot would be best.


I have had a few of these plants for 3 or 4 summers. They live in a pot on a sunny deck. I bought 2 or 3 plants in a crocus sale. They have never flowered. I fleece them during the winter and every year they give me lots of new lush green leaves. I feed them (this year with a high potash product) but now at the end of May I see no sign of flower stems. Just the occasional baby snail hiding. I live in hope. They would look so lovely if they did flower but I have given them their final warning. Any advice as to how to get them to flower?


For many years it has been a commonly held belief that agapanthus flower best when pot-bound, however recent research has now shown that this is not the case - and if they get too congested they will stop producing flowers too.


These plants need to be almost potbound before they flower. If you are potting them on into bigger pots every year you will prevent them flowering.


Hello, I would keep on feeding them with a high potash fertiliser, but I would not expect to see any signs of the flowers yet as it is still far too early.



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