Agapanthus praecox

Blooms of Blue in Steenbok Nature Reserve.

This well-known hardy, evergreen plant has attractive strap-like leaves and umbels of blue flowers that are borne on long stalks.

The plant grows well in sun or semi shade making it a good choice for those difficult areas that are in shade for part of the year and in sun for the rest of the year.

The rhizomes can easily be split and and are traditionally added to necklaces worn by Xhosa brides to promote child birth.