Agapanthus



any of several plants of the genus Agapanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white flowers.
Historical Examples

The agapanthus, being a heavy feeder, should be grown in strong loam to which is added well rotted manure and a little sand.
The Practical Garden-Book C. E. Hunn

After flowering they may be treated as are amaryllis or agapanthus.
The Practical Garden-Book C. E. Hunn

As the agapanthus is a gross-feeding plant, it should be re-potted annually in autumn, and be wintered in a cool pit or frame.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

agapanthus taxes the soil severely, and must have ample nourishment in pots.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

agapanthus will at once respond, and flowers usually follow.
The Mayflower, January, 1905 Various

noun
a liliaceous plant, Agapanthus africanus, of southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers Also called African lily

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