Agapanthus, commonly called Lily-of-the-Nile or African Lily, is an herbaceous perennial of the Amaryllidaceae agapa family that is endemic to USDA zones 7 to 11 or white flowers above the peak and a thin earthquake. Agapanthus plants reach up to 4 feet (1 m) in maturity and bloom from June to August.
How to grow Agapanthus
Agapanthus grows best in autumn or winter in warm climates. Agapanthus forms a beautiful background or focal plant due to its height, beautiful tube-shaped flowers and leaf structure. For a dramatic effect, plant a large group in a sunny garden. Agapanthus flowers can also be used in pot plants in colder areas.
Growing Agapanthus requires a sunny to partially shady habitat and regular watering. Mulching helps retain moisture in new plants placed about 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm) apart.
Although they are very tolerant of various soil conditions, they enjoy rich compost or organic matter added to your agapanthus plantations. Agapanthus Care Agapanthus care is easy in warmer areas. After planting, this beautiful plant requires very little care. To maintain health and performance, divide the plant every three years. Make sure that you get as many roots as possible during division and do so only after the plant has flowered. The flowerpot with Agapanthus is best if it is a little tied to the root.
For those in colder climates, Agapanthus pots should be brought in for the winter. Water the plant only once a month or so and put it back out after the threat of frost. This easy-to-grow perennial is popular with gardeners in the south and north, who appreciate how easy it is to care for and admire the unique look of flowers. As an added bonus, Agapanthus flowers are a distinctive addition to any cut flower arrangement, and seed heads can be dried for enjoyment all year round. Warning: The Agapanthus plant should be cared for carefully as it is toxic if swallowed and can damage the skin. People with sensitive skin should wear gloves when treating the plant.