Agapanthus is known for its broad, green strap-like leaves and its unique blue or purple flower clusters atop long, bare stems. Butterflies and other pollinators love the tubular flowers! These lovely plants can serve as border plants with the added bonus of flowering during the summer months. They can also be planted as mass plantings or in front of foundation plants.
Agapanthus prefer full sun and will flower very well, given about 6-8 hours of sun each day. They can also tolerate part shade; however, they will not bloom as much as they do in full sun. Grow agapanthus in the landscape in zones 8-11. They can also be planted in containers, especially if you would like to enjoy them in zones seven and below. Water daily once planted in the landscape until established. After established, water as needed, especially during the hot summer. If planted in containers, water consistently when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, do not overwater.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Easy-care, drought tolerant, attracts pollinators
Agapanthus, African lily, Lily of the Nile
Purple and white
Water every other day until established then as needed. Do not soak
8 and above
Feed during the growing season with a fertilizer for blooming plants
Agapanthus africanus; Agapanthus praecox
3 feet tall and about as wide
In zones 7 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Hibiscus, ixora, sweet potato vine