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ag·a·pan·thus

 (ăg′ə-păn′thəs)
[New Latin Agapanthus, genus name : Greek agapē, love + Greek anthos, flower.]

agapanthus

(ˌæɡəˈpænθəs)
n
(Plants) a liliaceous plant, Agapanthus africanus, of southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers. Also called: African lily
[C19: New Latin, from Greek agapē love + anthos flower]

ag•a•pan•thus

(ˌæg əˈpæn θəs)

n., pl. -thus•es.
any of several African plants of the genus Agapanthus, of the amaryllis family, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white flowers.
[< New Latin (1789) < Greek agáp(ē) love + ánthos flower]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agapanthus - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowersagapanthus - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Agapanthus - small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
African lily, African tulip, Agapanthus africanus, blue African lily - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
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AGAPANTHUS: I always seem to see agapanthus at their best in warmer climes, but it is possible to have plenty of success with these glorious globes of blue or white flowers in this country, as they come into their own in late summer.
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ADD a real exotic touch to any planting scheme or patio container in any garden with the fabulous agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile.
Novice gardeners who are looking for something graceful, elegant and easy for borders and flower beds this summer will love the Agapanthus.
KEEPING YOUR HEAD: There was loads of agapanthus in Guernsey - the Channel Islands are famed for them.
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FOR me these wonderful Agapanthus bulbs which produce tall, sturdy stems and brilliant blue flower balls, always bring back memories of Jersey, where they grow in abundance in its temperate climate.