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Agapanthus ~ Process

November 19, 2010

Agapanthus is one of my all-time favourite flowers.  They are indigenous to South Africa and it is always a joy to see them growing wild.  It is a popular, easy, showy garden plant with handsome, strappy green leaves.  When I lived on the farm I had a blue garden (among others).  When I moved, I made sure to move many agapanthus plants with me.

It is a very exciting time when the first buds start appearing in the Spring.  This year I documented the process of bud to bloom.  Enjoy!

Agapanthus (pronounced /ˌæɡəˈpænθəs/), is the only genus in the flowering plant family Agapanthaceae. The family is in the monocot order Asparagales.  Agapanthus is commonly known as “Lily of the Nile“, but it is not a lily and all of the species are native to South Africa from the cape to the Limpopo River.

Wikipedia

More about Agapanthus at Plantz Africa

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2010 2:16 pm

    Documenting the process was a very good idea 🙂 I can’t remember having seen this flower before. It’s very pretty, though ^^

  2. Christine permalink
    November 22, 2010 10:27 am

    This is so beautiful to see this way. Also one of my favourite flowers to photograph from my garden. Do you hav any in white? Also very pretty 🙂

    • November 22, 2010 10:55 am

      Thanks, Christine! They are like bits of sky in the garden – so beautiful. Yes we have white too. And Jean also has a baby white aggie plant he is growing from seed. It will be interesting to see how long it takes to grow up. 🙂

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