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Family: ALLIACEAE

 Agapanthus africanus
 

Found this plant at Gisselfeld Kloster.

  
Author:  Johann Centurius von Hoffmanns 1894
Family:  Alliaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:  White to dark Blue
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  African Lily, Agapanthus, Lily Of The Nile, African Blue Lily
Synonyms:  Agapanthus umbellatus, L'Herit. Crinum africanum, Linnaeus. Abumon africanum Britton 1918. Barbacenia goetzei, Harms.
Got it from:  Roskilde, Danmark
Year:  2004

This is the more rare white form.

   This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Johann Centurius von Hoffmanns in 1894. Is found in Southern Africa. It grows on the upper slopes of Table mountain and the southern mountains, in a slightly acids sandy soil, with some water and lots of sun. The leaves can get 60 centimetres long, the flower can raise to one meter, and goes from white to dark blue. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and dividing of the rhizomes.

Seen as a (the only) member of the Agapanthaceae family, and MoBot says: Amaryllidaceae, and does not recognize Alliaceae.