Scientific Name: 
Agapanthus spp.

Common Name: 
African Lily, Lily of the Nile


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Agapanthus lilies are of minimal toxicity to animals unless eaten in large quantities.
  • Where a dog or cat is prone to chewing on plants, it would be prudent to remove the plant from the animals environment. 
  • Sap from this plant can be irritating to some people.
  • If you have sensitive skin, wear protective clothing when working with this plant, such as long sleeves, long pants, and gloves.
  • Supervise pets and children when playing near this plant. There are many species, cultivars and varieties of this plant available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types.