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Lily of the Nile Roots

About Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile is a unique perennial that is also known as African Lily. This exotic beauty is easy to grow and makes an excellent focal plant. With its tall, slender stalks and blue trumpet-shaped flowers, Lily of the Nile is also an excellent addition to cut flower arrangements!

When to Plant Lily of the Nile

Plant after the danger of frost has passed in early spring.

How to Plant Lily of the Nile

Dig your holes as deep as the thickness of the rhizome plus an additional inch. Add the rhizome with pointed end facing up and then cover without pressing too much on the soil. Plant each rhizome about 12-18 inches apart so that they have room to grow, but are close enough for support.

How to Care for Lily of the Nile

Water Lily of the Nile regularly during the growing season. If you choose to use fertilizer, use a balanced fertilizer such as 5-5-5 or 10-10-10. Lily of the Nile do not like high nitrogen levels. As blooms fade, remove spent flowers to promote new growth. Once blooming has ended, keep the leaves intact. When leaves begin yellowing, stop watering. Foliage can be removed once it has died back.