• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 in. tall, 20 in. wide; blooms reach 30 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Masses of Spring Flowers
    Mid-Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us pray-koks or-ee-en-TAY-liss
    Plant type:Perennial
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 in. tall, 20 in. wide; blooms reach 30 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid-Spring to Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasA reliable lush foliage plant for massing over large areas with bright green foliage. Uniform growth makes it suited for formal edging along walks, lawns and driveways. Creates a more naturalistic edge when used along flagstones. Ideal source of blue for middle of the border. Cloak bare legs under tropical looking plants such as palms. Rounded form is attractive as a single, in containers, or as irregular groups.
    Companion PlantsPittosporum (Pittosporum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Iris (Iris); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but may be divided when overcrowded.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    The genus was named after the Greek for love flower by French botanist, Charles L'Heritier de Brutelle in the late 18th century. This species was first classified by Linnaeus as Crinum africanum, and grouped with society garlic as Tulbaghia africana by German botanist Gustave Kunze. It was finally classified properly by Karl Hoffmann in the late 19th century. It is a member of the Amaryllid gsmily. The only other cultivated species is A campanulatus. Despite its common name, lily of the Nile originates not in Egypt but at the opposite end of Africa in the coastal mountains of the Cape of Good Hope. Snow Storm is an important new white variety of this otherwise blue flowered perennial introduced by Monrovia Nursery Co. in 2002.
    An amazing Agapanthus! One five-year-old plant can produce as many as 100 flower clusters from spring into summer, each bright blue bloom measuring 4 inches across. Once established, blooms 2 to 3 weeks later than other dwarfs. This vigorous and easy-to-grow sport of Snowstorm Lily of the Nile was selected for its uniform, compact growth and prolific, extended flowering habit. A colorful landscape plant that will thrive in difficult and warm climatic conditions, given full sun exposure.


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