Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Frequency may be reduced once established.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 8 to 12 in. tall and wide, stalks up to 18 in. tall.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dwarf Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Mid-spring
Botanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us af-ri-KAH-nus
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 8 to 12 in. tall and wide, stalks up to 18 in. tall.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Mid-spring
Flower color:Blue
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
Design IdeasDwarf Agapanthus is a garden work horse filling many roles. Perfect for a tidy edging against walkways or lawn. Spot into the front of borders for a leafy filler and blue flowers in season. Delightful for narrow planters along the base of a white picket fence. Super container plant in pots and bowls along with seasonal color. One of the best choices for tidy swimming pool planting.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Frequency may be reduced once established.
History:
Despite its name, lily of the Nile, this plant isn't native to Egypt or anywhere near the Nile. It is a native of the rivers and streams of Southern Africa in the coastal mountains of the Cape of Good Hope. The long dry season there has contributed to its drought resistance. The genus was named from the Greek for love flower by a French botanist. This plant is not a true lily either, but a member of the Amaryllis family with only two other species in cultivation, A. campanulatus and A. orientalis.
Lore:
The flower of Agapanthus inspired art and sculpture of the Modern movement and became a signature of midcentury pop art motifs.