Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile
Agapanthus africanusItem #0165 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Attractive, deep blue flower clusters on stalks above clumping, narrow, strap-like, evergreen foliage. Effective in groups to create a lush tropical effect. Occasionally reblooms, if spent flower stems are promptly removed. A good container plant in colder areas or perennial color accent in outdoor beds where winters are milder.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 1½ ft. tall and wide; flower stalks reach 2½ ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us af-ri-KAH-nusPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 1½ ft. tall and wide; flower stalks reach 2½ ft. tall.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:BlueCompanion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea); Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii); Mullein (Verbascum)
- CareCare InformationEasily 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.