• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide; flower stalks 3 to 4 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Mid-Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide; flower stalks 3 to 4 ft. tall.
    Special features:Easy Care, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid-Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    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 PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Iris (Iris); Pinks (Dianthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but may be divided when overcrowded.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • 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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