Agapanthus africanus


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Noun1.Agapanthus africanus - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowersAgapanthus africanus - 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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[4] Furthermore, there is evidence that indigenous plants such as Agapanthus africanus and Pentanisia prunelloides, commonly used in traditional herbal remedies during pregnancy and childbirth, may have oxytocic properties.
Fungitoxic properties were also observed in Agapanthus inapertus (Pretorius et al., 2002) and Agapanthus africanus (Singh et al., 2008; Tegegne et al., 2008).
Terracotta pots were painted white and filled with Eryngium maritimum (sea holly), Armeria maritima (sea thrift) and succulents, while the raised border was filled with a mix of blue Cammassia for spring colour, dazzling Agapanthus africanus, pale lilac scabious and Festuca glauca 'Elija Blue' (ornamental grass) for the summer , with a pink Japanese anemone and some Osteospermum for late season interest.
Agapanthus africanus blue produces trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers in late summer.
Probably the most exotic looking of them is the African lily (Agapanthus africanus).