Agapanthus africanus

African Lily, Blue African Lily

Adaptable and easy to care for, these natives of southern Africa have long-stalked clusters of blue or white flowers and glossy, strap-like leaves. Excellent cut flowers. Grow outdoors in mild climates or indoors in pots in colder regions. Plant in large masses, drifts or near pools. Drought-tolerant once established, but for best blooms give plenty of moisture. In hot summer areas, plant in partial sun. Like loamy earth, but tolerate dense soils. Divide every 5 to 6 years, when plants become crowded and flowering decreases.
Agapanthus africanus, African Lily, Blue African Lily
One and one-half foot tall flower clusters produce up to 30 trumpet-shaped blue flowers that open gradually. Depending on the climate, can be evergreen or deciduous.

Attributes - Agapanthus africanus

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Blue

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming.

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