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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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Details:

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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Details
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
Estimated 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
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy 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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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3.1

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        3.0

        I love these!

        By GardenSinger

        from Bluffton, Indiana

        Pros

        • Beautiful flowers

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pots - In The North

          Comments about 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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          5.0

          Great Customer Service!

          By Okiegardener

          from Oklahoma City

          Comments about 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

          By 3yn20h9a

          from Westlake Village, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Convenience
          • Excellent Quality Plant
          • price

          Cons

          • Takes Time To Grow

          Best Uses

          • Container

          Comments about 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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          5.0

          beautifull...

          By Claudio

          from Boynton Beach, Florida

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                Comments about 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

                By Steven

                from Upstate, NY

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about African Lily:

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

                 
                1.0

                never again

                By sally

                from New Jersey

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                      Comments about 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

                      By Marci

                      from Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

                      Comments about 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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                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                        All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                        Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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                      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                        All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                        Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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