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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE 2.5
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid|High
  • FAMILY Amaryllidaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Herbaceous
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires regular water
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds & Vegetative

Agapanthus africanus
(lily of the Nile)

This evergreen perennial is a prolific bloomer, and is perfect for any garden border. It is attractive to birds, bees and butterflies and requires only basic maintenance after it is established. The name is derived from the Greek words meaning love flower. Propagate from separating bulbs or from seed. This is the pono Agapanthus! Don’t confuse it with the Agapanthus praecox (common Agapanthus) which scores high on the Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment. One way to tell is the common Agapanthus has both white and purple flowers. Agapanthus africanus has only purple flowers and its anthers will also be purple.

Plant Uses

  • Ornamental
  • Cut flower

Dangers

Toxic to humans