Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus africanus

  • They are tough, low-maintenance, easy-to-grow plants.
  • They are also heat, drought, and salt tolerant.
  • Works well in containers and they make great cut flowers.
  • Great at attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

Agapanthus (Agapanthus spp.) provide large, exotic flowers to enhance early through mid-summer garden displays. The common name for Agapanthus is Lily of the Nile, and there are many varieties of this perennial plant, some evergreen and some deciduous.

Care involves feeding plants to promote blooming and boost growth after flowering. Known for its sword-shaped leaves and clusters of blue or white tubular flowers, agapanthus, looks best in mass plantings. Lily of the Nile grows well in containers, and the restricted root zone of containerized plants seems to encourage flowering.


Agapanthus ‘Ella Mae’

Ella Mae – An evergreen plant with dark green, glossy, sword-like foliage. In summer, the plant is topped with dark violet-blue flowers on 5 foot spikes. Grows 3 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide with a weeping habit. An excellent accent.



Agapanthus ‘Elaine’

Elaine – A phenomenally vigorous evergreen Lily of the Nile forming a 3-foot tall and wide clump of strap-like leaves. Dark blue-violet, 8-inch wide flower clusters bloom on 40-inch tall stems in the summer. Great in containers and as an accent.



Common Names: Lily of the Nile, African Lily