Beautiful Lily of the Nile Type Flowers to Grow in Your Garden
Agapanthus, or African lilies, or lily of the Nile, or many other names this plant is called because there is a plethora of varieties, is the one flower you need for a diverse, beautiful garden.
Agapanthus is great for beginner gardeners because of its low-maintenance and reliability. They are native to South Africa and are divided up into two main groups – evergreen and deciduous. It should also be noted that while “lily” is in the name, they are not actually lilies at all.
Agapanthus bloom from July to September and can make any dreary home, into a beautiful lush garden.
Here are some agapanthus varieties that you should consider.
Queen mum is a giant variety. It has a beautiful blue-purple ombre effect with white petals spreading out to greet you. They reach about six feet high with green leaves surrounding the base of the plant and growing to about three feet.
Black panther has nearly black flower buds and dark purple flowers. It’s perfect for a dramatic entry way or to add a brilliant pop of color. It usually grows one to three feet high.
Silver baby is a dwarf variety. It’s mainly white, but is tinted with the slightest pale blue. It’s perfect for containers or walkways.
This is the closest agapanthus will get to being pink. Albo roseus is characterized by white flowers with pink tips. They grow to about two feet tall.
Margaret agapanthus is a stunning pale blue variety that grows to about three feet.
If you want a bright, white flower, this is the one for you. Arctic stars are the perfect bouquet flower and look stunning in any garden. It can reach anywhere from two to three feet.
Golden drop is a dwarf type that has pale blue flowers and is known for the golden stripe along its leaves. It reaches to about 30 cm.
The tornado variety turns a deep blue-purple in summer and is said to be more durable than other types. It grows almost to three feet.
Snowball is a compact dwarf type with stark white flowers. It is drought resistant and one of the lowest-growing varieties.