• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Low water needs when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage clumps to 2 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. wide. Flower stalks to 3- 4 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Mid-spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage clumps to 2 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. wide. Flower stalks to 3- 4 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid-spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasA versatile perennial tailor made for spatially challenged city gardens. Line them up for a quaint edging or plant in seas of blue as a groundcover. Also works well nestled as groups or clusters into landscape boulders or combined with other perennials in beds and borders. Belongs in Asian styled themes with sedges and liriopes. Flowers are graphically suited to modernistic landscapes and crisp contemporary compositions. Striking in larger pots and containers
    Companion PlantsGroup this blue flowering perennial with Becky Shasta Daisy, (Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Becky'), Banana Split Yucca, (Yucca recurvifolia 'Monca'), Amber Waves Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Amber Waves'), Julka Clematis, (Clematis x 'Julka') and Creme Brulee Tickseed, (Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Low water needs when established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Although its common name is Lily of the Nile, this plant originates at the other end of the African continent, in South Africa. Plants were brought to Europe early on by traders who picked them up while replenishing supplies at the Cape. This cultivar was developed by Monrovia and remains the standard for dark colored blue hybrids.
    Lore:
    The long dry season of the South African veldt requires all plants to tolerate many months without rainfall in habitat.

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