Agapanthus orientalis

Lily of the Nile

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 orientalis, Lily of the Nile
The most commonly planted Agapanthus has up to 100 pale blue to deep blue flowers that bloom through summer. There are also double and giant flowering varieties. Reaches 3 to 5 feet tall.

Attributes - Agapanthus orientalis

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Blue

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Agapanthus africanus, Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan', Agapanthus orientalis 'Albus'
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