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Agapanthus orientalis

Lily-of-the-Nile

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Agapanthus orientalis
Principal Common Name Lily-of-the-Nile
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description S clumping plant with strape-like leaves that comes from a bulb.
General Comments The name Agapanthus comes from the Greek and means ``love flower," And indeed they are flowers to love.
Origin
Nativity S Africa
Height Range 1 - 4 FT
Spread Range 1 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 7 : 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Sword-like : Thick
Form Bulb
Flower Color Blue
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Color : Container Plant : Form

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