Saturday, July 5, 2014


Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, is neither a lily nor does it  come from the Nile. It is in the family of the Amaryllis and it hails from South Africa. They come in both white and blue.  I grow some in pots and some in the ground. The ones in the pots grow better. The reason is probably sun.

Through the years, the place where the ones in the ground are has gradually gotten shadier. Agapanthus need full sun and regular water. They have thick roots and resent too frequent resettlement and may not bloom as readily when moved.

In warmer areas Agapanthus are evergreen but here in east  Alabama zone 8a, the foliage dies back, but arises the next year to bloom again.

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