Agapanthus orientalis – Blue

Blue Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile Blue
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

24-28″ x 24-28″


Full to partial sun


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 12-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderately fast-growing, clumping evergreen perennial to 24-28” tall and wide. Agapanthus have long been admired for their tough nature and dazzling, dependable floral display. This vigorous, long-blooming variety forms a clumping mound of broad, arching, strap-like medium-green leaves that make an outstanding texture contrast to broad-leafed shrubs and perennials. Often referred to as looking like a firework display, abundant, ball-shaped clusters of funnel-shaped light-blue flowers appear atop 30-36” tall stems throughout the warmer months of the year, attracting butterflies and bees. Remove old flower spikes as they expire to promote re-blooming. This versatile selection is well-suited in a variety of applications, and is an ideal choice for beds and borders, as an accent, edging, poolside or mass planting. Also makes a good container specimen. Tolerates coastal conditions and a variety of soil types (provided they’re well-drained) and while capable of surviving on little water once established, a more robust plant is achieved with regular watering in a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 7B-11
Sunset Zone: 6-9, 12-24, H1, H2

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