Agapanthus Africanus 'Blue' 'Blue Lily of the Nile'
The Agapanthus africanus ‘Blue” plant is also known as the Blue Lily of the Nile. It originates in South Africa and its name comes form the Greek agape, love and anthos flower, translating to ‘flower of love’. The plant creates a mounding form of long slender dark green leaves at the base. Then the blue bell-shaped, tubular petals are on the flowers stalks, from summer to fall. They appear above the plant with large flower clusters sitting atop. People often thing of the Agapanthus as a bulb but in reality they have thick, fleshy roots. Full sun to part shade is allowed with moderate watering needs.
Cultural and Habit Information
Category: Perennial Family: Agapanthaceae Origin: South Africa Evergreen: Yes Flower Color: Blue Bloom time: Summer to Fall Height: up to 5 ft. Width: 3 to 5 ft. Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade Summer Dry: Yes Irrigation: Moderate Water Needs Winter Hardiness: 20 - 25 degrees F