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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303
 
Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303 - Lily of the Nile

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303 (Lily of the Nile) - A phenomenally vigorous evergreen perennial (in mild climates) that makes a fast growing 3' tall clump of green strap-like leaves, topped in midsummer with dark violet blue 8" wide pompon heads of flowers on 50" tall stems. Evergreen in USDA zones 8 - 10. This plant is shorter with darker violet flowers in smaller clusters and has smaller paler green leaves than Agapanthus 'Ellemae'. It has exceptional vigor in its larger dense umbel of very dark blue-violet (Violet Blue Group 43A) flowers in combination with its very robust foliage. This sister seedling to Agapanthus Ellamae was a California's LA State and County Arboretum 1990 introduction that was a hybrid developed by Archie A. Amate from Huntington Beach in 1978. Mr. Amate noted that the plants he was working with were Agapanthus africanus and A. praecox ssp. orientalis but said that "the seed and pollen parents can not be identified with certainty".  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303.