Growing Agapanthus (Lily-of-the-Nile)

Latin Name Pronunciation: ag-uh-pan'thus 

Grow Agapanthus in full sun or partial shade (partial shade is recommended in warm inland areas of the West) and rich, well-drained soil. Most plants are tender and should be grown in containers to bring indoors for the winter (except for 'Midknight Blue' which is hardy in Zones 6–10). Plants in containers bloom best when they are pot-bound and when given fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus. Before the first hard frost in autumn, bring indoors and set in an east or north window in a cool room. Keep on the dry side (but not so dry that the foliage withers) and withhold fertilizer in winter.

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