Agapanthus africanus

(Lily of the Nile)


$19.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Agapanthus africanus, also known as Lily of the Nile or African Lily, this beauty has round clusters of blue-violet flowers atop stiff, upright, stalks rising above a dense mound of strap-like green leaves. Blooms in summer. Foliage mounds are attractive when plants are not in bloom. Moderately salt tolerant and prefers well drained soils.

 

Description

Lily-of-the-Nile is native to South Africa (not the Nile River as the misleading common name suggests). It produces rounded clusters (umbels) of funnel-shaped blue flowers atop stiff, upright, leafless, fleshy stalks (scapes) rising above a dense mound of basal narrow, strap-shaped, linear, grass-like leaves. Blooms in summer. Evergreen foliage mounds are generally attractive when plants are not in bloom.

Additional information

Common Name

Lily of the Nile

Botanical Name

Agapanthus africanus

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

24-36"

Width

28"-30"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

blue

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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