Agapanthus africanus (African lily; syn. Agapanthus umbellatus) is a member of the family Alliaceae and a native of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It is sometimes known as plum plum by native South Africans.
It has a short stem bearing a tuft of long, narrow, arching leaves 10-35 cm long and 1-2 cm broad, and a central flower stalk 25-60 cm tall, ending in an umbel of 20-30 white, or bright blue, funnel-shaped flowers, each flower 2.5-5 cm diameter.
Canon PowerShot S51S (Photo taken in my garden, South Africa)
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Agapanthus are one of South Africa’s best known garden plants and are grown in most countries in the world. Their strap-like leaves and striking blue or white flowers make them favourites in plant borders as well as in containers.
Agapanthus variëteite is nog altyd ‘n groot treffer in enige tuin. Die vertoning wat dit skep wanneer hierdie pragtige plant in groot groeperings bymekaar geplant word, is asemrowend.