lily of the Nile


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lily of the Nile

n. pl. lilies of the Nile
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Noun1.lily of the Nile - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowerslily of the Nile - 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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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. There are only a handful of species but hundreds of hybrids.
Plant caladium (Caladium), elephant ears (Colocassia), tuberous begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida), montbretia (Crocosmia), lily of the Nile (Agapanthus), garden canna (Canna x generalis), tuberose (Polianthes) or peacock orchid (Acidanthera).
| Agapanthus Also known as lily of the Nile, these impressive globes of blue or white flowers look brilliant in pots and they like to be cosy, so don't give them too much room and don't replant too often as they like to be pot-bound.
(Lamiales: Verbenaceae); lily of the Nile, Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffmanns (Aspargales: Amaryllidaceae); and scarlet rose mallow, Hibiscus coccineus (Medik.) Walter (Malvales: Malvaceae).
Agapanthus, also known as the blue lily of the Nile or the African lily, is one of the most beautiful summer flowers with its large, often blue umbels of bell- or trumpet-shaped flowers borne on strong, upright stems above attractive, strap-like foliage.
Lily of the Nile is a mostly engaging tale of perseverance, power, magic, faith, and triumph.
AGAPANTHUS, known as the Lily of the Nile, has charmed gardeners in the UK for 300 years since its introduction from its native South Africa.
OFTEN called Lily Of The Nile, agapanthus is a versatile flower, which can be grown for the vase as well as in pots and sunny borders.
Anthony Tesselaar International's newly introduced plant selections include Canna Tropicanna Gold and Lily of the Nile 'Bluestorm.' The Canna Tropicanna Gold has large orange flowers mixed with yellow edging and accents.