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15 Plants for the Yard

Below are 15 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Agapanthus africanus 'Blue African Lily'--Lily of the Nile or Blue African Lily(9 of 15)

  • Produces fragrant, blue flowers that are 1 to 2 inches long, shaped like small funnels, 6 to 12 inches across early in the season
  • May be grown outside or inside as a house plant
  • Grows 2 to 3 feet high with a spread from 1.5 to 2 feet
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies

    Zones 9-10; in some areas it's grown as an annual

    Care for Lily of the Nile:

  • Full sun.
  • Handling plant may cause skin irritation.
  • Average water needs; do not over water.
  • Can be used as a house plant; Keep the soil uniformly moist in summer but slightly dry in winter.
  • If over-wintered, mulch and well-drained soil are essential.

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