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.
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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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Also known as the African lily, agapanthus was familiar in ancient times.
Agapanthus Blue Moon Rebecca Armstrong-Benson of Appleyard Flowers suggests the beautiful agapanthus blue moon or African lily.
It is thought that the first rootstocks were taken to England in 1679 from the Western Cape area of South Africa, and they were known then as the African Lily or the Lily of the Nile.
Exotic agapanthus (African Lily) is a superb summer-flowering perennial plant that is bound to add plenty of interest and character to your borders from July each year.
AFRICAN lily plant, agapanthus, is a summer-flowering perennial bulb producing trumpet-shaped blooms which thrives in exposed coastal conditions.
Agapanthus (African lily) Traditionally blue or purple, these beautiful perennials with showy flowers and strappy leaves also come in white and pink.
The Arabian jasmine recalls the garden plants of Obama's native Hawaii; the chrysanthemum is the official flower of Chicago; and the African lily, or agapanthus, an allusion to his Kenyan forebears.
| 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.
BEST OF THE BUNCH Agapanthus Called the African lily, this commonly blue perennial native to South Africa isn't actually a lily.
flower BEST OF THE BUNCH AGAPANTHUS (AFRICAN LILY. THESE beautiful perennials used to have a reputation for being tender, but some varieties will withstand frost and come back year after year.
AGAPANTHUS (AFRICAN LILY) THESE beautiful perennials used to have a reputation for being tender, but some varieties will withstand frost and come back year after year.

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