The common names for the Half Hardy perennial Agapanthus include African Lily, Blue African lily and lily of the nile.
They typically flower in the summer.
Agapanthus plants can have stalks from 60 to 120cm in height. The African lily has funnel shaped white or blue flowers, and thick strap like leaves.
J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Agapanthus blue giant photograph by IrisDragon
It is best to sow African Lilies and Lily of the Nile Plant seeds just below the soil surface (bulbs at a deoth of 5 cm), with a spacing of 45 to 60 cm after the last frost of spring.
African lilies prefer light shade or full sunlight. The soil should be well drained and moist. Agapanthus species require between 20 days and 90 days to germinate. If first growing Agapanthus indoors then they should be sown in an area that is at a temperature of 15 to 21 degrees centigrade.
Agapanthus - Lily of The Nile Plant by Sue Hasker
Agapanthus care is pretty easy as the Lily of the Nile Plant and Blue African lilies are fairly easy to care for, they require regular watering and should be fertilised every couple of weeks whilst growing. When grown from seed African lilies may take as long as 4 years of growth before they flower. The plants should be deadheaded, to maintain yearly healthy blooming.
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