Definition of agapanthus in English:


Line breaks: aga|pan¦thus
Pronunciation: /ˌagəˈpanθəs


  • A South African plant of the lily family, with blue or white flowers growing in rounded clusters.
    • Genus Agapanthus, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae)
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    • A romantic 15-acre garden with a Saxon mound planted with yuccas, agapanthus, lilies, hosta and geraniums, dry moat, poplar avenue, yew hedges and terraces leading to riverside walks.
    • For especially dramatic container plants, try the summer flower bulbs, for starters: tuberose, oxalis, agapanthus, cannas, begonias, dahlias, caladiums, lilies, or elephant ears.
    • Tall spring bloomers that stand on their own and that are easy to grow are agapanthus, alliums, blood lilies, and African irises.


modern Latin, from Greek agapē 'love' + anthos 'flower'.

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