Hardy Lily of the Nile, African Lily 'Hardy Blue'

Agapanthus

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Hardy Blue

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Winnetka, Illinois

Easton, Maryland

Cedar Springs, Michigan

Keego Harbor, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 28, 2016, RayforBlue from Keego Harbor, MI wrote:

Last month i purchased 2 African Hardy Blue Lillies in bloom.
so spectacular they may be the centerpiece of a second year blue garden. I'm just north of Detroit zone 5 so not recommended for the Lilly but some people are making it happen. Located part sun the plants get regular water and look good. For the winter i'll put leaves over to about 6" and hope for the best.
I'd be happy to get advice about care and feeding.
Thanks
RayforBlue

Positive

On Jun 6, 2008, plantaholic186 from Winnetka, IL wrote:

My plant survived the winter with a light layer of shredded leaves. It is described as a candidate for ground cover, I guess because of its rhizomatous growth.

The second winter in the ground, I didn't mulch them, and they came back just fine.

The leaves are about 12" tall, and the flowers are 2+ feet tall.

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