Lily of the Nile, African Lily
Agapanthus africanus 'Summer Gold'

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Species: africanus (af-ri-KAHN-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Gold
Additional cultivar information:(PP10866, aka Hinag)
Hybridized by Mendoza
Registered or introduced: 1997

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Bernardino, California

Westminster, California

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 7, 2011, DDBye from Houston
United States wrote:

Flower is medium blue

Positive

On Nov 14, 2008, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I grow this plant in a large container in my Zone 8b garden. In the winter, I move the container to an unheated shed where it remains dormant until spring.
It does very well here with winter protection.

Neutral

On Jan 29, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Often grown as a variegated border foliage plant. pokerboy.

Neutral

On Mar 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

THis is an attractive plant- yellowy leaves with green stripes down the middle, but I find them touchy and difficult.. .and the snails REALLY love this one. I saw them at a local nursery last weekend and they were selling like hotcakes... so hope they work out for everyone. They seem to tolerate full, hot summer sun here despite the variegation... in fact, they seem to deal with sun even better than green- leaf varieties.