Today's bloom is Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus)

Bloom of the Day for April 12th, 2011:

Information:
Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Blue-Violet

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 8a to Zone 11

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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pixie62560 wrote:
What a stunning clump!!!!!!

plantladylin wrote:
Thanks pixie! I took this photo when I was on vacation in California last July. That was just one small area where it was growing. I wish I'd had a wide angle lens to take it all in because it was a long line of plants down the entire property line and all the way from the fence to the street, a really beautiful sight! I have one measly clump of Agapanthus in my backyard and would love to have mas

pixie62560 wrote:
Sounds lovely!

locakelly wrote:
Very nice shot Lin! I love that clump too;o)

Kell wrote:
This is such a freeway plant here in California and also lots of industrial sites use it so I see it all over. When I first saw it, I thought it was so spectacular but now it has taken on the persona of where it is planted. I really should think of it more positvely as so hardy that it thrives in such places. I do love that photo!