Agapanthus africanus Blue Lily of the Nile

South Africa has not produced a more popular garden plant than the Agapanthus africanus. The African lily’s strap-like, evergreen foliage and dark blue to white blooms are beloved of gardeners the world over. Did You Know? Lily of the Nile Growing on a New Zealand Beach Agapanthus is salt tolerant and grows quite happily near the sea.… Continue reading Agapanthus africanus Blue Lily of the Nile

Ruellia humilis

Wild Petunia Ruellia humilis is the night flowering wild petunia. It bears the small funnel-shaped purple flowers typical of a Mexican petunia but its stems and leaves are more like those of a petunia hybrid. Its drought tolerance and small stature (6-12 inches) are characteristics it also shares with Ruellia brittoniana, the dwarf Mexican petunia. It differs from R. brittoniana in… Continue reading Ruellia humilis