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Mr Agapanthus 

While most of us recognise Agapanthus from gardens it makes a terrific cut flower in arrangement and vases.

Mr Agapanthus is actively worn by cultures that fear thunderstorms, as it is believed to ward off thunder.

Mr Agapanthus originally included in the Liliaceae family, then was moved to the Amaryllidaceae family and then moved again into the Alliaceae family and then finally decided to go back for one last time to the Amaryllidaceae family.

Originally from Africa – South Africa, specifically, it is also known as the Lily of the Nile or the Blue African Lily, in blue or white. At this time of year in Australia you can see them everywhere in gardens, along median strips on motorways (often with their flowers cut off).

Mr Agapanthus falls under numerology as number 6. It’s a number that relates to law and order and it’s the number of the soul.

Mr Agapanthus also represents beauty in retirement – a common cut flower seen at funerals and retirement dwellings. That said, it can make a wonderful arrangement in a vase using a combination of colours or just one. Share your arrangements with me on Instagram

Cutflower Care 

  1. Keep cool at all times.
  2. Recut at least 3 cm off each stem and place in water immediately.
  3. Flower food is highly recommended as this will help keep open flowers looking fresh.
  4. Replace vase water with fresh flower food water every 3rd day.

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