Although they are not from the lily family, they are known as African Lilies. Their name comes from the Greek words Agape, which is usually used in talking about the Love of God for Man and Anthos, which means flower. That’s certainly something I am plan to remember when I come across these stately blooms.
The Agapanthus is another one of my favourite South African flowers that grow in my garden. The simple purplish blue funnel shaped flowers suspended by green stalks in a botanical pompom give me so much pleasure.
It’s been a delight to artistically represent these lovelies in recycled paper and to find out the meaning of the flower name too.