Agapanthus Blue

Product Description

This Agapanthus blue beauty is known for its prominent production of lush blue blooms that emerge above its green foliage in late spring!

Although its common name is “Lily of the Nile”, the blue Agapanthus plant originates at the southern most part of Africa, South Africa. This is where its botanical name, Agapanthus africanus blue comes from. Lilies were brought to Europe early on by traders who picked them up while replenishing supplies at the Cape.

The Agapanthus are great landscape favorites in warm winter regions due to its colorful trumpet-shaped flowers that grow during late spring into early summer. An easy-to-grow perennial… it adds a unique texture to garden design beds, borders, and containers.

If you are wondering where to buy agapanthus plants look no further… The best time to buy agapanthus is anytime! They love the southern United States and grows best in USDA zones 8-10.

They will perform best when planted in early spring so they have the whole growing season to establish their roots. The deep blue flowers bloom until mid or late summer.

Agapanthus Care

This lily blooms best in a place where it can get full sun to part shade and likes moist, well-drained soil. The green leaves and flower stalks may die back in winter months if you have any type of freeze. There are true evergreen varieties but this particular agapanthus is a semi evergreen type. If you are having trouble with your agapanthus flowering, check out this blog.

Growing agapanthus blue is easy! The African lily is very low maintenance and requires little pruning only to maintain the desired shape. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. The clusters of dark blue flowers are 2-3 inches in diameter. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage new growth and flower stalks to emerge.

If you live in an area with freezing temperatures you may grow agapanthus in containers and move inside during winter. Potted agapanthus would need to be watered more frequently and will need to be potted up when the plant becomes root bound.

We recommend that you divide the agapanthus blue every three to four years to keep clumps healthy and vigorous. Agapanthus flowers make great cut flowers for wreaths, bouquets, or centerpieces!

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Botanical Name

Agapanthus africanus

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Blue, lavender
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 2 ft
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Large blue flowers
  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen

Shipping Info

Once your Agapanthus Blue order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Agapanthus or “Lily of the Nile“ prefers a location in full sun unless you are in a very hot climate, in which case partial shade is preferred. Ideal soil is rich, slightly acidic and well-drained. It also does well grown in containers as long as room is left for the plant to grow. The Agapanthus should be planted with 8 inches or more of clearance from other plants.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Blue Agapanthus, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

8 reviews for Agapanthus Blue

  1. Parmelia

    Arrived on time & well packed. Their bed to be still has grass in it, but soon that will be gone. I despise lawns. Meanwhile I have potted them up & they are doing beautifully.

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  2. Maryse

    Greatly and carefully packaged. We got two lilies as Christmas present they have been planted here in Florida for now 2 weeks and are doing well.

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  3. Ivy Smith

    Heard they would be blooming soon from a neighbor, so I found Perfect Plants online and called them. Elisa helped me on the phone and she confirmed that some where already blooming at the nursery. She told me she would send me one with a small bloom stalk so I could get flowers this year. Plant arrived in great condition and just as Elisa said it would look. I normally don’t do reviews but the customer service here was over the top! Thanks Elisa!

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  4. B. Wells

    They came looking very lush. It’s early June, so they should be blooming soon. Already planted them this evening after work. Ordered 12 and they came tightly packed in 2 boxes. Knocked a star off for the price, but overall happy with my purchase.

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  5. Shirley Daniels (verified owner)

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    Waiting for it to start blooming.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Shirley, thank you for your order. I am sure your blue agapanthus plant will produce the blue flowers in no time :)

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Great find for my gardens!

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  7. Terri Michalowicz (verified owner)

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    Beautiful! Thanks!

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  8. Louise

    Bought in early spring. Disappointed that it is almost July, and not showing any sign of blooming. Look healthy. Foliage nice, but I purchased for the beautiful blue flowers and I have the feeling these will not bloom this year. Definite 5 if they would have.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Louise, thank you for the feedback on the Agapanthus Blue. It is possible that the plant is still acclimating to its new home. We also recommend a fertilizer to encourage blooms. Keep us posted and good luck!

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