How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Poppin Purple

How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Poppin Purple

Introduction to Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'


Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' is a moderately common species from the Agapanthus genus. The family Amaryllidaceae includes the entire Agapanthaceae, which is classified into the order Asparagales in the broader classification of plants. The family representatives exhibit an unusual division. They are native to Swaziland, Lesotho, and southern Africa. The perennial Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' is grown worldwide and sometimes exceeds expectations, especially in subtropical and tropical environments. The plant will bloom repeatedly with small intervals in moderate shade in the summer. Continue reading to learn more about Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'.



Characteristics of Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'



Plant Characteristic

Botanical Name

Agapanthus orientalis

Common Name

African lily

Plant Type

Evergreen (semi-evergreen in colder climates) herbaceous perennial




Up to 60cm (24 inches) when in flower


45cm (18 inches)


Dark green, thin, arched leaves that look like straps


Domed heads of dark purple-black buds that look like trumpets and open to violet flowers

Bloom Time

mid-summer to fall (extended blooming time, reblooming variety)

Ideal Planting Location

East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

USDA Hardiness Zones

Source-dependent (usually Zones 7-10)

Special Features

Ideal for borders, containers, and cut flowers, easy to maintain and pollinator-attracting



How to Grow Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' at Home


How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Poppin Purple


To grow Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' at home:


  • Planting: Depending on your climate, plant Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' in the spring or autumn. Planting should not be done in excessive heat in the summer or in cold conditions in the winter.
  • Location: Choose a sunny spot for Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  • Soil: Prepare a well-draining soil for Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'. If you have heavy clay soil, add compost or sand to improve drainage.
  • Space: Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant or other plants 12 inches apart.
  • Propagation: Mature clumps may be divided every 3 to 4 years (either spring or fall) to produce additional plants. Divide Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plants every 3–4 years, either in the spring or autumn. 


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Different Types Of Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'


How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Poppin Purple


Interestingly, there is no evidence of different "types" of Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'. However, the Poppin' Purple variation is widely regarded as quite stable within its cultivars. It is a half-hardy, evergreen perennial that forms clumps. It has strap-like, dark green leaves and many steady, upright stems that can hold large, robust, rounded umbels full of rounded buds that look like greenhouse cucumbers and are the darkest shade of purple.



How to Care for Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'


How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Poppin Purple


Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' is a resilient plant that exhibits attractive foliage even in low-temperature environments. The following care guides for Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' include:


  1. Sunlight Needs: The Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant needs full sunlight (at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day). Drooping leaves or the absence of blooms indicate a lack of sunlight. 
  2. Temperature Requirements: The Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant does best in warm to hot weather, specifically between 18°C and 28°C. It can withstand hot summers and winter dormancy. The coldest zones may need protection, while zones 7–10 are safe.
  3. Watering Needs: When growing Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple', water regularly, but too much water might cause root decay, leaf spots, and leaf rot. Moreover, do not let plants dry out. Be sure to water during dry periods.
  4. Humidity Requirement: The best humidity level for the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant is moderate since extremely dry air can cause the leaf tips to go dry. Do not mist too often because this can lead to a fungal infection. Learn Natural Remedies To Remove Fungus From Gardens.
  5. Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil is necessary for the healthy growth of the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant. 
  6. Fertilization Requirements: Fertilize the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant once a month during spring and early summer with a balanced fertilizer. 
  7. Mulching Requirements: The Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant loves hot weather, so in wintertime, protect it with some mulch. To maintain, apply a layer of mulch around the base of the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant. 
  8. Pruning Needs: Prune the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant’s dead or yellow leaves in the early spring to remove any dead stems for healthy growth.
  9. Common Troubleshooting Issues: The leaf of the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant can turn yellow from being overwatered, overnourished, or because of pests. If you see signs of a yellow leaf, monitor the water level and soil (look for signs of root rot and pests in the soil). There is a need to add some fertilizer once a month and check if any pests or diseases are attacking the plant.


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Benefits of Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'


How beneficial is Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple'? If you think it's picky about microclimates and only flowers, Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' is the best flowering plant. Learn the benefits of Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple':


  • Aesthetically Appeal Plant: As its name implies, the Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant is a purple-blooming flowering plant that is easy to grow and looks great in sunny borders and pots. Plus, its constant shower of periwinkle flowers has beautiful, dark purple-dark buds that open to reveal some silvery-blue flowers.
  • Low maintenance plant: This Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' plant stays green all winter, even in the coldest places. It has bright purple flowers that look like stars. The plants are easy to take care of and bloom every year. It needs an abundance of water in hot weather but otherwise needs little care.


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Agapanthus 'Poppin Purple' is a hardy plant with beautiful purple blossoms. It grows well in well-drained soil and sunny spots. This plant thrives with little care and resists temperature changes. Maintaining this evergreen lush requires proper watering, even humidity, and winter mulching. Moderate fertilizing and early spring cutback enhance Agapanthus both visually and in growth.

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