Out of Africa I came across this most attractive flower growing on a clifftop. It is an African Lily (Agapanthus africanus), which are native to South Africa. Shanklin Beach, Isle of White, England. August 2017. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 22 thoughts on “Out of Africa” Add yours Our garden is full of them. They will soon be in bloom ….watch this space as they say! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I will look forward to seeing them, Ark! LikeLike Reply They can be split ( much like Irises) and will grow easily enough. Maybe you could ”purloin” part of a plant for your garden? 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply God morning, dear Pete – I like the smooth colour of this flower. Thanks for sharing, dear friend 🙂 Have a great week and nice days to come Ddi LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, dear Didi 🙂 Wishing you a most wonderful week! 🙂 Pete LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, dear Pete 🙂 All the best Didi LikeLiked by 1 person Lovely… “Lily of the Nile”! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Indira 🙂 LikeLike Reply Indigenous people who live high in the mountains near Oaxaca, Mexico, cultivate these lovely flowers in impossibly steep mountainside gardens. They sell the flowers in city markets and on street corners, much to the delight of passersby! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wonderful! 🙂 LikeLike Reply I see my flowers grow far and wide…. I never thought to see some of my native country’s flowers so far away from home. Your stunning photo definitely did the beautiful Agapanthus justice. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very much, Aspaai 🙂 They appear to be very much a favourite here and I see many of them near the coast. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A delicate flower, and a delicate shade too. Lovely! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Jude 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pretty photo! Close to the American native wildflower Chicory? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, phenry 🙂 LikeLike Reply Lovely shot, Pete. Agapanthus are common garden plants here in Melbourne but they can be difficult to photograph when in full bloom. Best to capture them as you have done……with only a few buds open. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Vicki 🙂 They are quite something beautiful. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply beautiful! What a lovely flower. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLike Reply This is stunning, they are one of my favorites, hardy and generous LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to Vicki Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.