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Agapanthus flower and leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus
Type species
Agapanthus africanus
T.A. Durand and Hans Schinz

6-10 species (See text)

More commonly known as the Lily of the Nile, it is also known as the 'African Lily' or the 'Blue Lily'

Species boundaries are not clear in the genus, and in spite of having been intensively studied, the number of species recognized by different authorities varies from 6 to 10. The type species for the genus is Agapanthus africanus. [4] A great many hybrids and cultivars have been produced and they are cultivated throughout warm areas of the world. [5] Most of these were described in a book published in 2004.


Agapanthus africanus

Common NamesEdit

Lily of the Nile, African-lily, blue agapanthus



  • Has showy blue flowers when in bloom, but generally used as a foliage plant.