The African lily is one of our favorite bulbous-rooted plants, with luxuriant yet graceful foliage and great umbels of bright blue or white flowers in clusters of from twenty to thirty measuring over a foot across. It makes a fine showing in the flower-border or on the lawn. It thrives best in deep rich loamy soil, well enriched with manure, and can hardly receive too much water during the growing season.

Propagate by offsets or by dividing the old plants into single crowns and planting them in March.