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Lily of the Nile 'Headbourne Hybrids'


Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Headbourne Hybrids



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


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)

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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage


Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Auburn, Alabama

Lake City, Florida

West Friendship, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 9, 2012, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I echo the remarks about their hardiness. Three mature plants growing in, frankly, disgustingly heavy clay soil in Belfast Northern Ireland survived the coldest winter on record in 2010/1.
Most 'tough' plants that can withstand poor soil and bad weather, I find are usually fairly unattractive, but these are truly beautiful and seem to be able to tolerate neglect and very poor conditions.


On Oct 31, 2010, catcollins from West Friendship, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I tried these as a propogation experiment this year. 28 seeds were sown to a shallow tray on March 10, 2010, barely covered and placed in a window to keep them cool (the packet said 60 degrees). The first week of April, I had 10 sprouts with grass-like leaves. By April 8, I had a total of 21 sprouts, the largest about 1" tall. By April 24, I had a total of 24 sprouts. I transplanted the seedlings the week of May 8 to individual 2 1/4" peat pots. Hardened off mid May. I didn't plant them to a larger container until the end of June because they were still very small. They are now 12" tall, but I lost 2 to a foraging chipmunk. Will plant some 2 ft from where they have been growing, the rest on the south side of the house. Stay tuned for an update next Spring.

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

Strap-shaped leaves & sturdy 2-4' exclamation-mark stems. Lovely blue flower globes. Perennial to zone 8.