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African Lily

Also called Lily of the Nile, this plant is perfect for moist areas in shade. The stems rise about waist high, with vivid blue, rounded flower clusters. (Agapanthus)

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Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Size: 32-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU 1AGAP3
Common Name African Lily or Lily of the Nile
Botanical Name Agapanthus
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 32-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Agapanthus is one of the ancient plants with romantic common names. Most common is Lily of the Nile, or Blue African Lily, but the botanical name comes from the Greek word meaning love, so its also sometimes known as The Flower of Love.

Whatever you call it, you'll love it in your garden. Its a shade plant that demands moisture, but good drainage. The stems rise about waist high, and open vivid blue flower clusters that are rounded or globe-like, something like an Allium, but with a looser, softer look. Full bloom happens in mid and late summer. This plant is native to South Africa, so can take plenty of heat, as long as it has some shade and plenty of moisture.

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3.6

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5.0

Blooming right now!

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from Westlake Village, CA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

    Very nice bulbs arrived with little shoots coming out. I planted them in two planters and kep the soil t well watered, part sun, part shade, and covered in moss. It took a full year, but we are seeing hardy plants with blooms just about to burst. Very excited!

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    5.0

    right plant in the right place

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    from Hawaii 3000 ft elev.

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    Pros

    • Amazingly Resilient
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • NO Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

    This is an amazing plant given the proper environment.
    In California and Hawaii this is a go to choice for long borders
    or in large pots. It must have loose reasonably neutral 7.5 to acid 6.5 soil. Snails will walk a mile for this plant...they can hide deep in the leaves or under them.
    Ph is critical for most plants. Agapanthus will not do well in clay or alkaline soil. I think Allium is a better choice for colder zones.Very similar in appearance.

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    3.0

    I love these!

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    from Bluffton, Indiana

    Pros

    • Beautiful flowers

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pots - In The North

      Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

      I got these to use in pots - as I have had some in the ground(not from American Meadows)....One of the 3 bloomed this year, but they were just getting started...I'll store them - in the pot - in my heated basement this winter....and hopefully another year of root growth will make them be more prolific next summer.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Customer Service!

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      from Oklahoma City

      Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

      I ordered a packet of three African Lilies. One of the plants didn't survive, and the other two did poorly. I reported this to American Meadows, and they refunded the purchase immediately. I will definitely do business with them again!

       
      5.0

      Good value

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      from Westlake Village, CA

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      Pros

      • Convenience
      • Excellent Quality Plant
      • price

      Cons

      • Takes Time To Grow

      Best Uses

      • Container

      Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

      I usually buy my plants, bulbs, rhizomes, and seeds through online shopping. I bought two pkgs. of these agapanthus and they have been great as container plants. I have them in either side of a bench under a shade tree in my backyard. As long as it has taken for them to sprout and grow, it has been a sheer delight to watch and anticipate the blossoms. These plants are some of my favorites and perfect for our Southern California weather.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      beautifull...

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      from Boynton Beach, Florida

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            Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

            I leave in South Florida ( Z-10),I have two of them,keep the flowers for long time, just water and fertilizer, sandy soil, mulch, partial shade, a lot of heat, a new season start,(March) and I change the plants about 4 feet of the original location, responding very well,no signs of stress...I will buy more, those two were an experiment in my garden..works perfect...very little maintenance, no worries....

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            2.0

            Too soon to tell

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            from Upstate, NY

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            Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

            Only got a few inches of foliage and no flowers the first year. Maybe next year?

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            never again

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            from New Jersey

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                  Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

                  I have had good bulbs in thae past from American Meadows. There were not! I have tried 2 years in a row with very skimpy growth, no flowers, and some no growth at all.

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                  1.0

                  Got two leaves only

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                  from Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

                  Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

                  I planted nine of these in different locations. All had ample filtered light and water and good soil. None of them produced more than two leaves. Anyone else have this experience this summer?

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