Dwarf Lily of the Nile
Dwarf Lily of the Nile
Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'Item #0175 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Beautiful mini version of the popular original! Small clumps give rise to deep-blue flower clusters on erect stalks. Exciting rock garden or border item. Excellent in containers. Evergreen perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide; flowers stalks to 18 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us af-ri-KAH-nusDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide; flowers stalks to 18 in. tall.Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid-SpringFlower color:BlueDesign IdeasDwarf Agapanthus is a garden work horse filling many roles. Perfect for a tidy edging against walkways or lawn. Spot into the front of borders for a leafy filler and blue flowers in season. Delightful for narrow planters along the base of a white picket fence. Super container plant in pots and bowls along with seasonal color. One of the best choices for tidy swimming pool planting.Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Iris (Iris); Pinks (Dianthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but may be divided when overcrowded.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Despite its name, lily of the Nile, this plant isn't native to Egypt or anywhere near the Nile. It is a native of the rivers and streams of Southern Africa in the coastal mountains of the Cape of Good Hope. The long dry season there has contributed to its drought resistance. The genus was named from the Greek for love flower by a French botanist. This plant is not a true lily either, but a member of the Amaryllis family with only two other species in cultivation, A. campanulatus and A. orientalis.Lore:The flower of Agapanthus inspired art and sculpture of the Modern movement and became a signature of midcentury pop art motifs.