Species Agapanthus praecox
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Agapanthus:
Gk. agapē = love; anthos = flower. Derivation unknown. Agapeo means ‘to be contented with’. Perhaps the author, L’Héritier, was expressing his pleasure, i.e. ‘flower with which I am well pleased’.
Etymology of praecox:
From the Latin praecox = precocious; typically referring to early flowering though it can also mean showy
Agapanthus praecox Willd.
Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 1: 353 (1809)
Rhizomatous evergreen geophyte, 50--100 cm. Leaves suberect, strap-shaped. Flowers broadly funnel-shaped, blue to white, thin in texture. Dec.--Feb. SE (Knysna to E Cape).