Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus Orientalis

Lily of the Nile  - Agapanthus Orientalis
Lily of the Nile  - Agapanthus Orientalis

Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus Orientalis

Lily of the Nile is a strap-leaf herbaceous perennial with a larg firework-like bloom which appear in Spring and Summer.  Agapanthus is commonly seen in homes accross Southern California and surrounding regions.  It has been a staple in the western landscapes and will thrive in drought conditions as well as tolerate many types of soil.  Lily of the Nile is very easy to split and replant one the plants become large and mature.  It can also tolerate varying light conditions.  It can grow in deep shade, but will typically not bloom as much as in a more sunny location.  Although the foliage will get about 3' tall, the blooms can potentially reach up to 5'.  Native to Africa.  Hardy to 25 deg. F. 


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Spring/summer

Mature Height: 3-4'

Mature Width: 2-3'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Woodland Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Seacoast Tolerant, Tropical Garden, Zen Garden, Shade Plants, English & Cottage Garden


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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