Lily of the Nile
Agapanthus 'Elaine'

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Elaine
Additional cultivar information:(PP7303)
Hybridized by Amate
Registered or introduced: 1990

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

This plant is fire-retardant

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

Brandon, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Snellville, Georgia

Valdosta, Georgia

Coram, New York

Richmond, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 7, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Tall agapanthus, flower is a very dark blue

Neutral

On Dec 28, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Agapanthus x 'Elaine' may be a cross between Agapanthus africanus and Aganpanthus praecox ssp. orientalis. The hybridizer, Archie Armate, is not certain about its heritage. It has dark violet-blue flowers on 4 to 4.5 foot flower stalks. The pompon-like flower heads are 8 inches wide.