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 is from white to dark blue. The plant can be
reproduced both by seeds and dividing of the rhizomes.
from Greek: Agapé
= love and anthos = flower.
The species name indicate it origin from Africa.
Seen as a (the only) member of
the Agapanthaceae family, and MoBot says: Amaryllidaceae,
and does not recognize Alliaceae.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Alliaceae is now part of