Plant of the Week: Agapanthus

Agapanthus, sometimes called “Lily of the Nile” is a beautiful perennial that has strap type green leaves, that grow about 3’-4’ high and wide. Tall blue or white clusters of flowers tower above the plants on long stems. They make wonderful cut flowers. These flowers will appear in spring to early summer.

Agapanthus grow well in sun or part shade and can be used as a foundation plant, massed in beds or as a stand alone plant. They are moderately salt tolerant, however, the deer will occasionally eat them, sadly.