A beautiful bunch of purple blossoms burst from their single green stem, taking in the bright afternoon sunlight at a Maui lavender farm.
We’re not sure what this flower is (if you know, please leave us a comment and we’ll update this page), but we do know that it is nice to look at. UPDATE: This is the Agapanthus, also known as “Lily of the Nile,” although it is not a lily and it is actually native to South Africa. Thank you to reader HPOTD reader Cathy for letting us know!
Each flower has six purple-to white petals with several flowers sharing a single stem. When the entire stem is in bloom at the same time, a terrifically colorful scene is set.
Lavender farms on Maui are famous for their, well…lavender; however, many of them also grow a wide variety of other flowers, presenting a magical mix of shapes, designs, scents, and colors.
Agapanthus, they also come in white. All over So. California.
Fantastic, thank you Cathy! We were surprised to learn that in some places, like New Zealand, the Agapanthus is considered an invasive weed. Thanks again!
My grandfather called them Agatha’s pants. To this day, that’s how I remember the flower’s name.
That’s a great way to remember it!