Agapanthus Poppin’ Purple (‘MP003’) was named Best New Perennial at IPM in Essen. The jury at IPM Essen 2020 honored Poppin' Purple, which is the world's first evergreen reblooming Agapanthus. Plantipp represents it in Europe, and it is available as Ever Amethyst in North America, represented by its sister company Concept Plants. There was a total of 60 submissions from 36 exhibitors up for consideration.
The flowers of Poppin' Purple are an intense purple and profuse in quantity. Poppin' Purple grows faster than other varieties and becomes about 60 cm high and 45 cm wide. This Agapanthus also has a long flowering period and likes to stand in the sun in well-drained soil.
It tolerates both high and low temperatures. It is a plant for the perennial border, for mixed containers or for in a pot on terrace or balcony. Additionally, this type of Agapanthus is resistant to crown rot (Erwinia).
Poppin' Purple was developed by breeders Andy De Wet and Quinton Bean of South Africa from CND and The Aloe Farm. These two breeders are well-known for their plants including other award-winning Agapanthus such as Twister and Fireworks which placed 3rd in the 2019 Chelsea Plant of the Year competition and won the HTA New Plants Award 2019.
In Europe, interested growers can find plants through the following partners:
- Agrotecnico Matteo Ragni
- Globe Planter SARL
- Sprint Horticulture Pty Ltd
- Fairweather’s Nursery
- Gootjes-AllPlant B.V.
In the United States, Agapanthus ‘Ever Amethyst’ is available as finished plants exclusively through the Southern Living Plant Collection.