Agapanthus africanus


Agapanthus africanus – African Lily – This native to South Africa forms a clump perennial reaching 3’ feet high and 18” wide. The strap like leaves are 12” or more long. In late summer 20-50 individual 1-2” long deep blue trumpet shape flowers form a rounded umbels. It’s moderately frost tolerant.

Great plant for a background or edging, or even in a container or as a cut flower. They’ll thrive in conditions of neglect such as dry slopes and near coast in full sun or some shade in any soil as long as it gets water in spring and summer. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly from spring until flowering. Remove spent stems and leaves at the end of winter. They can be divided.

Zones 8-10