Lily Of The Nile

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Gorgeous blue flowers are tough as nails! Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus) In Southern California and the Coastal South, these beauties bloom year-round and can even remain semi-evergreen throughout mild winters! The big round umbles shoot up each summer like fireworks of cornflower blue trumpets and announce their arrival to every bee, butterfly, and Hummingbird around!

If you live in zone 8-10 you are probably well-versed in Lily-of-the-Nile, also known as African Lilies, as they are such easy to grow and resilient plants that they are ubiquitous in strip malls, parking lots, and municipal buildings everywhere. They are so elegant and striking you can find them in landscapes from urban apartment complexes to posh Rodeo Drive and Worth Avenue retailers! The blooms are showy, especially while backed by that fringe of vertical growing clumps of strappy greenery!

Hardy to the n-th degree, Agapanthus is truly a ‘plant-it-and-forget-it’ flowering perennial bulb! It will reward you with an overabundance of flowers all year round, but especially in the spring and summer. Not to worry, though, if you live anywhere north of USDA growing zone 8. Agapanthus make great potted plants for summer accents and décor. You just need to bring them indoors in the coldest months. Either way, these require very little in the way of maintenance!

Planting and Application:

Lily Of The Nile are show-stopping blooms that look great in the Pollinator border, upscale Cottage garden, or supplying you with armloads of blooms for your Cutting garden too! Think of the high-end-looking floral arrangements you will make for friends and family (or just yourself!) with these unearthly blue blooms! Agapanthus are Space-saving thrillers for patio pots, and balcony container gardens, and bump up the curb appeal of front porch planters!

The foliage and amazing blossoms look great in long rows and in groupings as facer plantings and edging throughout the growing season! Pot up on large planters and high-style pots to show off these gorgeous blooms in any location large or small! The grassy clumps of foliage make an unforgettable border when you plant them fringe for your Rose gardens, Perennial borders, and urban courtyards.

  • Cornflower Blue Trumpets in Large Round Umbles
  • Clump-Forming Green Strappy Leaves
  • Very Easy-Care & Low Maintenance
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird-Magnet!
  • Containers, Beds & Borders, Containers & Planters
  • Incredible Cut Flowers!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Agapanthus is a summer-flowering bulb that flowers best full sun and appreciates afternoon shade in the warmer growing zones. Provide consistent moisture in a deep, enriched and well-drained environment for best results. These bulbs will rot in excessive water so ensure containers and planters have good drainage. Prune back foliage once it yellows and dig bulbs up in colder growing zones and bring them indoors for the winter as you would Elephant Ear or Calla Lily.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moist Enriched Environments
  • Clean Mounds After Foliage Yellows & Lift Bulbs in Cold Zones
  • Hardy & Carefree Once Established

The elegant Lily of the Nile flowering bulb will add stunning beauty and gorgeous blue color to your landscape and planters this year! Order quality perennial flowering bulbs today from!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Lily Of The Nile Is Suited to Grow in Zones 1-7 Annually (Perennial Zones 8-10)
Growing Zones 1-7 Annually (Perennial Zones 8-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Agapanthus africanus
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows