African lily


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African lily

n.
A rhizomatous plant (Agapanthus africanus) of South Africa, grown especially for its umbels of blue, violet, or white funnel-shaped flowers. Also called agapanthus, lily of the Nile.

African lily

n
(Plants) another name for agapanthus
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Noun1.African lily - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowersAfrican lily - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
genus Agapanthus - small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
agapanthus, lily of the Nile - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
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AGAPANTHUS THE African lily is a musthave perennial for sunny gardens, its large globes of blue or white flowers providing both colour and architectural value in borders and pots.
A BELIEVE it or not, agapanthus, or African lily, grows best in poor soils.
BEST OF THE BUNCH Agapanthus Called the African lily, this commonly blue perennial native to South Africa isn't actually a lily.
His choices include Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diable d'Or', a wonderful foliage shrub with arching branches and red-brown leaves, Phormium cookianum, with its bold architectural forms and exotic colours, and Agapanthus, the Blue lily or African lily is a wonderful summer blooming perennial that loves a sunny border or a pot on the patio.
He had four runners in the Irish Derby: the first two favourites, Smokeless and African Lily, and the unfancied Museum and Parisian, whose Guineas performances were regarded as flukes.
Probably the most exotic looking of them is the African lily (Agapanthus africanus).
His choices include Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diable d'Or',' a wonderful foliage shrub with arching branches and red-brown leaves, Phormium cookianum, with its bold architectural forms and exotic colours, and Agapanthus, the Blue lily or African lily is a wonderful summer blooming perennial that loves a sunny border or a pot on the patio.