Lily of the Nile
Agapanthus orientalis 'Storm Cloud'

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Storm Cloud

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dana Point, California

Los Angeles, California

Merced, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Monica, California

Deland, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Wauchula, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Trout, Louisiana

Dallas, Oregon

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 1, 2010, pizzasqueeza from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

Planted this last summer (2009) and it has yet to bloom once. Zone is 9-A. Any suggestions?

Positive

On Jun 12, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

This can be grown as a houseplant in colder zones since it it evergreen.

Positive

On May 12, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I have 3 and might plant more. They are doing well in part shade, good soil, little summer water. They die to the ground in winter but have kept coming back stronger for 2 years already. The flowers are sort of institutional looking, very large, stiff and round. But I like the bold leaves and the color. Hummingbirds visit them.

Neutral

On Mar 6, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

6-8" wide purple-blue blooms produced for most of the summer. Sturdy 4' stems; perennial to zone 8.

Positive

On Apr 1, 2004, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Remarkable colour, very dark blueish purple. This is planted in almost full shade and does extremely well.