Agapanthus hybri - Lily of the Nile
About nine species of Agapanthus
are native to southern Africa. Most garden plants
are hybrids. Agapathus have
strap-like evergreen or deciduous leaves (depending on the variety) emerging
from an underground bulb. Summer flowers are borne in rounded clusters on tall
stalks, in white and shades of blue. Depending on the variety, these spikes may
be eighteen inches to five feet in height.
See plants in front of the library (12), on the east side of building 39, and in front of building 51.
Small herbaceous plant with flower spikes ranging from eighteen inches to five feet tall, depending on the cultivar.
Light: part shade, full sun with irrigation
Water: drought tolerant once established
Soil: average soil, wide pH tolerance, no special requirements
In the north Florida garden, these plants are very sturdy and long-lived. Plant them in sun or shade, in a well-drained soil.