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Products > Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'
 
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' - Dwarf Lily of the Nile
  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' (Dwarf Lily of the Nile) - This dwarf variety of Agapanthus forms clumps of leaves to about 12 inches tall with flower stalks to 18 inches with uniform heads of pale blue flowers. Tolerates coastal conditions, frost and neglect. Good cut flower. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate light shade. Requires water in spring and summer. Foliage hardy to about 25 degrees F. and root hardy below 15. The original Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' was a plant selected from A. orientalis var. minimus by Jimmy Giriidlian at his Oakhurst Gardens in 1949. Unfortunately this plant has been propagated for many years by seed and it is likely that the original Giridlian plant was lost. There also is considerable variability in the seedling crops in the nursery trade and because of this in 1993 San Marcos Growers selected one particularly nice plant and now propagates all of our crops vegetatively from this one clone. Initially we called this plant 'Peter Pan Select' to distinguish it from seedlings crops we were concurenlty growing while building up our stock and this is how it is listed in Wim Snoeijer' s book "Agapanthus; A Revision of the Genus", but now with only the one clone in our nursery we have returned to labeling it simply 'Peter Pan'.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' .