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African Lily

 
Blue African Lily, Agapanthus, African Lily or Lily of the Nile View Larger Image

Regular Price: $19.98

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African Lily, also called Lily of the Nile, is perfect for moist areas in full sun to part shade. The stems rise about waist high, with vivid blue, rounded flower clusters. These beautiful, nectar-rich blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the summer garden. (Agapanthus)

Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 32-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 1AGAP3

Plant Information

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.

SKU 1AGAP3
Common Name African Lily, 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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsAfrican Lily
 
2.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

beautifull...

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very disappointed...

This plant came as roots so I decided to start growing the roots in a peet pot and transplant to my garden after they started to grow. I used top grade potting soil, just...Read complete review

This plant came as roots so I decided to start growing the roots in a peet pot and transplant to my garden after they started to grow. I used top grade potting soil, just a little fertlizer, kept the roots moist but not over watered and in shade. A few leaves came up so by late summer I planted the peet pots in my garden. So far there is no sign of them coming up and growing.

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1.0

I would not buy this item again

By 

from Nashville, TN

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Pros

    Cons

    • Didn't even leaf out

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

    Using in a front border with lots of sunlight. Of all bulbs planted, maybe 5 or 6 even came up. 1 -2 leaves and didn't grow at all in 5 months. I wasn't expecting big blooms the first year but I barely got leaves. I've grown this bulb before with much better luck. Very disappointed.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Very disappointed...

    By 

    from Jefferson City, MO

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Did Not Grow

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

        This plant came as roots so I decided to start growing the roots in a peet pot and transplant to my garden after they started to grow. I used top grade potting soil, just a little fertlizer, kept the roots moist but not over watered and in shade. A few leaves came up so by late summer I planted the peet pots in my garden. So far there is no sign of them coming up and growing.

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        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dispointing

        By 

        from Sun prairie wi

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

            Planted all 3. Grew only about 6 inches with only couple of leaves and no flowers. Disappointing. Saw picture in Better Homes and Gardens. Thought they were beautiful

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            1.0

            2 survived, none bloomed

            By 

            from san angelo texas

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            Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

            i kept this watered appropriately, leaves stayed small, never bloomed, even in cooler weather not growing only 2 survived

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            arrived well but did not develope well

            By 

            from Beaver Pa

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions

            Cons

            • Small In Size
            • Unattractive

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

            did very poorly in a space I had grown them before
            developed 3 strap leaves about 8 inches long and never did any thing else. will dig and pot them and try indoors

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            5.0

            Lily of the Nile

            By 

            from Oronogo, Mo

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

                I already have 2 pots full of Lily of the Nile. I was expecting something different from African Lily. Yours is still alive, so I will have 3 pots full of Lily of the Nile.

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                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Did not live

                By 

                from Hillsboro,Ohio

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                Pros

                • Fragrant

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

                did not live

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Requires more growing time

                By 

                from Conyers, GA

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                Comments about American Meadows African Lily:

                All six plants look healthy but still quite small. May be 2016 before I get to judge fairly. too soon to tell

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                • Personal

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Blooming right now!

                By 

                from Westlake Village, CA

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  right plant in the right place

                  By 

                  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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                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  I love these!

                  By 

                  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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Customer Service!

                    By 

                    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!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good value

                    By 

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    beautifull...

                    By 

                    from Boynton Beach, Florida

                    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....

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Too soon to tell

                    By 

                    from Upstate, NY

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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

                    By 

                    from New Jersey

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Got two leaves only

                    By 

                    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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                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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