Floral Friday – Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus africanus (African lily) is a native of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

The Agapanthus is  one of our indigenous botanical treasures. It has been exported to all corners of the earth, but occurs naturally only in southern Africa, where it grows in the wild in all our provinces except the Northern Cape, as well as in Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.

The name agapanthus comes from the Greek words agapé (love) and anthos (flower), therefore literally meaning “flower of love”. 192agapanthus 002

The following two photo’s were taken in New Zealand and I have never seen Agapanthus like these before.


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