Agapanthus, also called the love flower, are tall with lily-shaped flowers that are on top of thick, dark green stems giving it the nickname African Lily, or Lily of the Nile. The stems are usually one to three feet in length, when they are fresh, they usually have one-third of their blossoms opening, with the rest in bud stage. The blossoms turn upward. If you shake the flower gently, the blossoms will not drop. Agapanthus comes in shades of light blue to deep purple- blue, and the more uncommon white. The exotic look of these flowers makes such a statement that when just a few stems are used they stand out alone. If you want, you can cut the stems very short and use them in mixed arrangements for a more old-fashioned appearance. They have a strong line element with a bold, but spacious quality, Individual florets can be wired and taped for corsage work.