Lily of the Nile is a South African perennial that looks somewhat like a giant clumping grass because of its non-branching form and the long, strappy leaves that grow from its center. However, when its flower stalks emerge in the summer, there’s no mistaking the identity of this unique and easy-to-grow evergreen. 20 to 50 deep-blue trumpet-shaped blooms are arranged in globes that rise far above the foliage, acting as beacons for the butterflies until the weather chills in fall. These blooming stalks make fantastic fresh cut flowers, and the fleshy rhizomes can be divided every few years in spring to spread this cold-hardy and rewarding plant around your garden or share it with friends.
Height: 2 – 3 feet
Width: 1 – 2 feet
Bloom color: Blue
Flowering season: Summer
USDA minimum zone: 8
Cold hardiness: 15° F


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