The Q&A Archives: Care of Lilly of the Nile

Question: Two of the four Lilly of the Nile plants planted in a tall, wide outdoor planted seem to have died. They bloomed originally and had huge long roots. South full sun and a drip system for water every 2-3 days. Can I use root stimulator to get them recharged? I live in southern New Mexico

Answer: Once they become established, Agapanthus will take full sun and bloom all summer. They are water hogs when they are first planted so be sure your drip system is keeping the root area moist. In the desert southwest I have mine planted in a spot that gets afternoon shade and they seem to be happier than those I have in the full sunshine, but I think it just depends upon the individual plant. Continue to water and feed your Agapanthus on a regular basis. You may find that the two that have died down will resprout now that the weather is getting cooler. I hope they do!

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