Often called African Lily, the name Agapanthus comes from the Greek words for Love Flower. And you will certainly love it when the white, mauve, dark or bi-coloured Agapanthus varieties produce large balls of small trumpet flowers, each supported by tiny stems and held high above the foliage on strong stems which can reach 2m (or well over 6ft) in height. Between its summer and autumn flowering seasons, the evergreen strap-like leaves of the Agapanthus continue to make an attractive contribution to your landscape. Plant Agapanthus bare roots in beds, where they will form clumps, or in containers which you can move to a protected area during cold winters. Make sure the soil is well-drained and the location is sunny.