Agapanthus africanus

A hardy perennial, producing dense masses of dark green,amarylis-like leaves, and bearing clusters of lovely blue flowerson tall stalks in the summer. Flowers of this South African plant provide clear, brilliant color over many weeks and after blooming has past, develop seed heads, which are useful for winter arrangements. Lilies should become root-bound before dividing. This usually happens in four or five years. The best way to Divide them is in the spring by cutting the rhizomes with a clean knife so each section has a few roots to get a good start.

  • Find a location where the soil drains well as these plants will not do well in water logged soil.
  • Plant in full sun or light shade.
  • Plant the bulbs 2"; deep and 4-6" apart you can also purchase your plant from a nursery ready to plant.
  • Once planted water your bulbs generously, soaking the soil. Roots and top growth will form within a few weeks. Provide supplemental water, as needed in the spring and summer. The soil can be allowed to dry out in the fall and winter.
  • After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year's
  • Deer resistent.


Season of Bloom
12-60 inches
Hardiness USDA
Semi-hardy - injured below 28°F
Flower Color
White,Blue Violet
well drained.
Full Sun,Light Shade
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)From seed; sow indoors before last frost