Lily Of The Nile
Lily Of The Nile
Agapanthus africanusItem #0165 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Attractive, deep blue flower clusters on stalks above clumping, evergreen foliage. Effective in groups, creating a lush tropical effect. Occasionally reblooms, if spent flower stems are promptly removed. Good container plant in colder areas or perennial color accent in outdoor beds where winters are more mild.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 1½ ft. tall and wide, 2½ ft. tall flower stalks.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us af-ri-KAH-nusPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 1½ ft. tall and wide, 2½ ft. tall flower stalks.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:BlueGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea); Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii); Mullein (Verbascum)
- CareCare InformationEasy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Takes mild drought, once established. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but clumps may be divided when overcrowded.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.