noun. any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers.
- African tulip
- lily of the Nile
- genus Agapanthus
- blue African lily
- Agapanthus africanus
- liliaceous plant
Example sentences of the word agapanthus
1. Noun, singular or mass
Plant the agapanthus in a location that has full sun for most of the day.
Plant taxonomists used to consider agapanthus a member of the Alliaceae or allium family.
Leaf spot can darken and pit agapanthus leaves with yellow, brown and even black spots and spread to kill the leaf in serious cases.
Sprinkle agapanthus seeds on top of the soil and add 1/4 inch of the potting mixture on top.
5. Noun, plural
There are many reasons the agapanthus cannot use the iron present in the soil.
6. Verb, base form
Tiny spider-look-alikes, red spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) and mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) are both attracted to agapanthus.