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Agapanthus africanus 'Lily of The Nile'

African Lily

Agapanthus africanus, also called lily-of-the-Nile, is native to South Africa.  It is an evergreen, that produces rounded clusters of blue, funnel-shaped flowers upright stalks usually rising 18-24" tall above a dense mound of grass-like leaves.  

  • »  Blooms from late Spring to early Summer.
  • »  Attracts birds & butterflies.
  • »  Perfect planted in groups to create a lush colorful tropical effect.

Interesting Notes

Agapanthgus africanus, Lily of the Nile, make for an excellent potted plant. They grow and bloom even when their pot containers become crowded. They also give you many opportunities for use in borders, patio or deck applications.  They as well are able to mixed with other plants.

Growing and Maintenance Tips for African Lily

Very asy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly after planting to establish an optimal root system. Once established water frequency can be reduced and will tolerates mild drought conditions. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring and after flowering.  may be divided when overcrowded.

Additional Information
Height 2-2 ft
Spread 2-2 ft
Spacing 2-3 ft
Hardiness Zone 8-10
Bloom Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Detailed Description for Agapanthus 'Lily of The Nile'

Agapanthus may be the least hardiest of the evergreen species, with its lavender-blue flowers rising above basal leaves.  Agapanthus is an evergreen bulb growing to 3ft by 1ft 8in at a medium rate.