Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Flower stalks to 3 to 4 ft. tall, foliage to 2 ft. tall.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Mid-spring
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:Flower stalks to 3 to 4 ft. tall, foliage to 2 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 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: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
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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