(African lily)

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What you need to know as a florist about the Agapanthus

  • Colourful splendour

    The Agapanthus is usually light blue or purple in colour, although there are also varieties with white, pink or striped flowers.

  • Stylish applications

    The Agapanthus has a beautiful look that is both elegant and exotic.

  • Symbolic meaning

    The Agapanthus is a symbol of love. Agapanthus is derived from the Greek word 'agape', meaning love, and 'anthos', meaning flower.

All about the Agapanthus

The flower of love, that's the Agapanthus. This is because Agape in Greek means love and anthos stands for flower. The flower originates from South Africa and belongs to the Liliaceae. There are a total of more than 500 species of the Agapanthus.

There are more than 500 species of the Agapanthus.

This flower, also known as the African lily, is a real eye-catcher. It is an ideal flower to use in bouquets, but the Agapanthus also comes into its own as a single flower in a vase. This flower is also popular in bridal bouquets. This is due to its symbolism; in some cultures the flower mainly represents happiness and protection, while in other cultures it represents love and loyalty.

The Agapanthus, by the way, is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and needs little care. The flower grows well in the sun and needs little water. This also makes this flower ideal for customers looking for a low-maintenance flower.

This makes it ideal for customers looking for a low-maintenance flower.

So an excellent choice to make your customers feel a little extra love! Enjoy all the creations you can make with it.

Sales inspiration for the florist

The Agapanthus is a beautiful flower often used in bridal bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Agapanthus

There are several techniques you can apply to the Agapanthus. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Agapanthus. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Agapanthus, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

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