American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See African lily.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of ornamental plants belonging to the natural order Liliaceæ. The species are perennial herbs from southern Africa, with strap-shaped radical leaves and large umbels of bright-blue flowers. They have been long in cultivation.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
- New Latin Agapanthus, genus name : Greek agapē, love + Greek anthos, flower. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even the succulent blue lilies -- a variety of the agapanthus which is so familiar to us in English greenhouses -- hung their long trumpet-shaped flowers and looked oppressed and miserable, beneath the burning breath of the hot wind which had been blowing for hours like the draught from a volcano.”
“Photographs by Simon Upton Roses, foxgloves, agapanthus, ox-eye daisies and lilies grow in the garden, complemented by planters made by Haslam.”
“We enter his home, past a neat front lawn framed by white roses and purple agapanthus.”
“I discovered that some Shasta daisies and one agapanthus grew out of season for this purpose.”
“The agapanthus cluster, stalk upright, bloomed freshly, as if growing from his grave, and stayed that way for months!”
“Good morning Frances, I totally agree with you… my garden is the result of my hard work and I have been doing it step by step and I love playing around with seeds, antirrinos, cosmos, hollyhocks, etc and dividing my agapanthus, and reproducing from the cuttings many of my roses.”
“Your agapanthus is just magnificent too, your hard labor shows through in the beauty of your own gardens.”
“There were signs of a savage struggle -- blood ran halfway down the red Spanish tile of the sloping, 15-foot front walk lined with blue agapanthus.”
“This is bordered with huge oil jars and with statuary mounted on classical columns interspersed between plantings of agapanthus, campanulas and roses.”
“In between the stones at various levels from top to bottom were large, cavelike spaces where ferns, agapanthus, and calla lilies grew.”
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I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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