Agapanthus (also known as African Lilies and Lilies-of-the-Nile) is a genus of flower plants with six to ten species depending on how the different species are classified. They are all herbaceous perennial plants native to South Africa. They have been placed either in the family Alliaceae, or separated into their own monogeneric family Agapanthaceae (e.g. Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium).
Members of the genus have funnel-shaped flowers, in varying shades of blue colors with white flowering forms occurring. The species have been hybridized to produce additional colors in plants under cultivation. The flowers are produced in many-flowered cymes on long, erect stems called scapes, which can grow up one meter long. The basal leaves are curved, lanceolate, and are up to 60 centimeters long.
These are nowhere near the Nile, nor in South Africa. These are in the gardens at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills – Sunday, May 27, 2007, early afternoon.