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Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus africanus
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Short, strap-like leaves arch outward in a fountain-like habit. Clusters of deep blue blossoms making an appearance from midsummer to fall. Evergreen perennial used in borders, containers or as an accent plant. 

Plant with Mock Orange


  • Landscape Size: 2'-3' tall, 3'-5' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 6-9, 12-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Arching, Clumping 
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Bees, Flowers for Cutting, Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in enriched soil with excellent drainage. Feed with a general fertilizer before and after spring blooms. Prune back in winter, and divide to prevent overcrowding when necessary. Protect from slugs and snails. 



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