Lily of the Nile Seeds
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 32 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Agapanthus Headbourne
Temperature: 72 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 35 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seeds lightly with soil
Sowing Rate: 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 inches
Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus Headbourne Blue) - Starting Lily of the Nile seeds is a great way to grow this lovely perennial! For colder climates, grow Agapanthus Lily of the Nile plants in containers so that they can be brought indoors to winter in a bright, sunny location. Lily of the Nile, also known as African Blue Lily, is a rare and very precious source of blue color for the summer garden. It has big, bloom-happy stalks that reach up to 36 inches in the air with lush foliage beneath. The big attraction is the 3 - 4 inch blooms in all shades of blue and lavender, and sometimes white. You will love this floriferous, easy-to-grow treasure!
Agapanthus Headbourne Blue is among the hardiest Lily of the Nile plants you can grow, with large, showy flowers blooming in July and August. They are perfect in large containers, along borders in the garden, and they make excellent year-round house plants with their foliage being as beautiful as their blooms! The African Lily flower is excellent for cutting, and they are long-lasting in the vase.
Growing Lily of the Nile seeds is easy to do, but it requires patience. When started from flower seed, Lily of the Nile will bloom after two or three years and then for many, many years to come. When sowing, cover the Lily of the Nile seeds lightly, keep humidity high, and maintain temperatures at 72 - 75F. Germination takes anywhere from 21 - 35 days. Continue to grow the young African Lily plants on in full sun (or very bright light indoors), spacing them 18 inches apart in the garden. After the blooms, attractive seedpods arise to continue the color show.
Elegant Cut Flower
Lily of the Nile blooms grow in clusters atop tall, thick stems, which makes them quite ideal for use as cut flowers. They offer calm and cool colors that work great in arrangements.
Beautiful Garden Flower
How To Grow
Growing these plants from seed is simple, but requires patience. When started from seed, these plants won't bloom for 2-3 years, but will last for many years to come afterwards. When sowing, cover these seeds lightly with soil, keep humidity high, and maintain temperatures at 72-75F degrees. Germination will take anywhere from 21-35 days. Grow these plants in full sun (or very bright light indoors) and space them 18 inches apart when grown in the garden. When the blooms are spent, attractive seedpods will arise to carry on the show.
- Soil: well-drained with pH 5.8-7.2
- Environment: full sun
- Sowing rate: 3 seeds per plant
Lily of the Nile is a long-lived perennial that grows in USDA zones 6 through 10. It's main feature is its presentation of flower clusters that contain 20-100 individual tiny blooms. The flower clusters are spherical and can reach up to 3-4 inches wide.
- Bloom color: blue
- Bloom season: summer
- Height: 32 inches