A lily-like plant native to South Africa’s southwestern Cape Province that forms clusters of straplike, light green leaves that give rise to long-stalked inflorescences that hold a globe of countless, lily-like flowers at the tip. In cultivation it does well in a range of temperate climates in USDA Zones 7 to 10. The cultivar Alba has white instead of the typical blue flowers. It is evergreen in milder climates but will lose its leaves in colder winters. Plants in cultivation are usually incorrectly sold under the name A. africanus.