Common names: Lily of the Nile, African lily
Botanical names: Agapanthus praecox
General information: Tender evergreen perennial. Works well as a border. Originated in Africa.
Size: 8 inches to 3 feet in height
Flowers: Blue, light purple or white
Bloom time: Spring and summer
Leaves: Long dark green blades
Pests and Disease Problems: None known
Growing in North Texas
Plant in neutral pH soil spaced 3-4 feet apart in full to partial sun. Plant appreciates protection from late afternoon summer sun. Make sure soil is well drained. Water well until established. Add mulch near plant to maintain soil temperature and moisture. Can be propagated by seed or division.
Texas AgriLife Extension:
North Carolina State University Website
University of Florida extension service
Neil Sperry’s Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, Taylor Trade Publishing, 1991, page 241.
Keywords (tags) flower, perennial, evergreen