Specie: A. africanus
Agapanthus, Love Flower
Lily of the Nile, African lily
Name in Latin: Amaryllidaceae
Name in English: Amaryillis
Origin: Native of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Introduced to Europe in the 17th century.
Growth Habit: Herbaceous perennial, bulbous
Flower: large umbels of blue or white, funnel shaped flowers
Blooming Period: March- August
Leaf: fleshy two ranked leaves
adds a strong line element with bold head, mass, focal point.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: appx 7 days
Amount of water: warm water, moderate fill
Nutrition: preservative/ food
Special handling: ethylene sensitive. hydrate in warm water, store at 36-38 degrees F
Several cultivars are known, such as 'Albus' (with white flowers), 'Sapphire' (dark blue flowers), 'Aureus' (leaves striped with yellow), and 'Variegatus' (leaves almost entirely white with a few green bands). There are also double-flowered and larger- and smaller-flowered cultivars.