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.
- Compare lily-of-the-Nile.
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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
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
After flowering they may be treated as are amaryllis or agapanthus.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
agapanthus will at once respond, and flowers usually follow.The Mayflower, January, 1905 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for agapanthus
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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