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Agapanthus (African Lily)

Lily Of The Nile, African Lily (Agapanthus)


Native to South Africa, Agapanthus (African Lily) are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible not to love them! Easy to grow, pest and disease free, they feature showy, rounded clusters of brightly colored flowers on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, long, shiny leaves.

  • Fully hardy to half-hardy, Agapanthus can be deciduous or evergreen, the evergreen varieties generally the most tender. Many hybrid cultivars are hardy in zones 7-11. Not sure about your growing zone? Check here
  • Agapanthus grow in upright clumps from fleshy rhizomes that produce short, tuberous roots.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Bountiful Agapanthus

Native to South Africa, Agapanthus (African Lily) are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible not to love them! Easy to grow, pest and disease free, they feature showy, rounded clusters of brightly colored flowers on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, long, shiny leaves. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.
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Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Agapanthus - African Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer
Fall
Height 1' - 4' (30cm - 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Agapanthus - African Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer
Fall
Height 1' - 4' (30cm - 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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