Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus) is a medium sized clumping lily that is native to Africa. They have wide strap shaped leaves and produce 8 to 10 inch rounded, ball shaped clusters (called an umbel) of pale blue to gray multi-toned single lavender florets atop a long flexible spike that rises a foot or more above the main body of the plant beginning in late Spring and lasting through mid Summer.
Agapanthus is an excellent plant for filler in mixed beds or as a border, vigorous, fast growing, and quick to provide cover and foliage. It adapts well to potted culture, and be grown as a potted plant indefinitely, and can be acclimated to grow indoors but may require supplemental light to produce flowers.
They are salt tolerant and quite drought tolerant once well established. The bloom is long lasting, good for cut flowers.
Agapanthus are evergreen in Zones 8 to 10 and will generally resprout from the bulbs in Zone 7. Winter hardiness is rated at 15-20ºF, and can be grown in full sun or lightly dappled shade.
All parts of this plant are generally considered to be toxic.
This plant may be shipped by USPS or UPS depending on location and time of shipping.. It cannot be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii or the Protectorates.
Toxicity information generally known in the horticultural trade and gardening circles, if known, is provided for reference purposes only. Medical and/or Horticulture experts in the field of Plant Toxicology should be consulted for specific and reliable information.
This plant is intended for ornamental, decorative use only. Emerald Goddess Gardens tm does not recommend, endorse, or offer the product for any other intended use.
Condition: One (1) mature, well rooted, live plant, growing and shipped in a 10 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 18 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. \n\nLimited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Lily of the Nile
- Bloom Form: Umbel (Ball of florets)
- Mature Size: 18 to 24 inches
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Mixed Perennials, Shade Garden, Mass Plant, Potted, House Plant
- House Plant Adapative: Yes, but may require supplemental lighting to flower
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens tm
- Climate: Temperate
- Color: Lavender
- Special Features: Showy Bloom, Easy to Grow
- Species: Agapanthus africanus
- Sunlight: Full sun to light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 7B, 8, 9, 10
- Watering: Moderate