Sometimes also known as the Lily Of The Nile this beauty is not actually a lily, it is it’s own genus entirely. It is a very heat tolerant plant (Fortunately, as the day i took this (the day of our Summer Solstice) it reached 106 F (41.2 C) in the shade!)
The name comes from the Greek: agape meaning brotherly love, charity, the Love of God for His Children and familial love; and anthos meaning flower. Literally the Flower of Love!
Mostly of this blue variety although horticulturalists have recently bred white, purple and now a deep blue-black variety. 🙂
Happy Summer Solstice everyone! (South of the Equator… Winter one for the unfortunate few up North).