Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis (F.M.Leight.) F.M.Leight.

Common Agapanthus, Blue Lily, Lily of the Nile

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Agapanthus

Parent: Agapanthus praecox

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: To 40" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Flowers are medium blue or white. Strap-like leaves, evergreen. More leaves per plant - up to 20 with an arching habit.



Published in J. S. African Bot. 4: 21 in 1965.

Basionym Agapanthus orientalis F.M.Leight.

Native to South Africa.

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