Native to South Africa, award-winning Agapanthus africanus is a lovely African Lily with showy rounded clusters of fragrant, blue, funnel-shaped flowers. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, evergreen, strap-shaped, linear, grass-like leaves. Their foliage mounds remain attractive when the plants are not in bloom.
- Bloom time depends on the geographic location of the African Lily. In its native South Africa, the plant blooms in summer and fall (from December through to April), while in North America they flower from late-winter through to fall, depending on the local climate and water conditions.
- Easy to grow, pest and disease free, this African Lily is quite vigorous and grows up to 2-3 ft. high (60-90 cm) from fleshly-rooted rhizomes.
- Thrives in full sun (part shade is tolerated), in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. Do not allow plants to dry out except when dormant. Bear in mind that most varieties will lean toward the sun, which makes a south facing border the best location.
- Spectacular when planted in great swathes, this Agapanthus fits most garden settings or mixed borders, makes a fantastic accent plant in containers and excellent cut flowers! A great choice for coastal areas as African Lilies cope well with windy and salty air.
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
- Deer and rabbit resistant, it attracts butterflies, bees and birds.
- Plant crowns in spring, 2 inches below the ground (5 cm) and provide a dry mulch protection over winter.
- During the winter, pots or containers should be taken indoors.
- No need to cut down in the fall, as the seedheads look attractive over winter