- Common Name(s):
- African lily, Lily of the Nile
- A. africanus, Albus , Blue Baby , Blue Triumphator , Donau , Elaine
- Summer Bulbs
Primarily used as a pot plant but can be grown as a border plant; prefers well-drained soil. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- Full-AM Sun
- Blue, pink, white
- 12-60 in. (30-150 cm)
- 8 in. (20 cm)
- Cover 1 inch (2.5 cm)
- Fleshy rhizome
- Semi-hardy: injured below 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C)
- Two overwintering systems are available. They are: (1) Leave fleshy rhizomes in container with slightly moist planting medium and place at 35-41 degrees F (2-5 degrees C). (2) Place container in cool (35-41 degrees F or 2-5 degrees C) greenhouse and water sparingly during the winter. Return to growing area in spring.
NCCES plant id: 856