Lily of the Nile,
African Blue Lily



Height: 2-4' (60-120cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Blue, white.

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Monocotyledonae (Monocotyledons)
Superorder: Liliidae (Lily Superorder)
Order: Liliales (Lily Order)
Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family)
Genus: Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)
Species: hybrids

Agapanthus hybrids are perennial bulbs with long, strap-like leaves, bearing large balls composed of many small flowers in shades of blue or white on stems 2-4' high in late summer. Hybrids of Agapanthus campanulatus are deciduous and more hardy than those of Agapanthus africanus, which is evergreen. They are impressive plants for the back of a border, or for pots on a patio.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (57 days)
Winter or Spring
Deno (10-16 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is a fleshy flattish oval with three rows of seeds.

Seed The seeds are flat, black, papery ovals with a bulge at one end, looking like newly-hatched
tadpoles. There are several seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has one large grassy leaf.

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