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Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell' - Dwarf Variegated Agapanthus
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell' (Dwarf Variegated Agapanthus) - A dwarf Agapanthus cultivar that grows 6-12 inches tall in a neat clump and features narrow leaves with a creamy white variegation along the leaf margins and short flower stalks bearing medium blue flowers in early summer. Plant in full sun to light shade (blooms better in sun) and given regular irrigation. Evergreen to about 25 degrees F. This charming little plant is slower growing than most other Agapanthus and is also a bit shyer of bloom, but its attractive foliage makes it a very attractive and useful plant planted in the garden or used in container gardening, where it can be a small potted specimen or used in a mixed planting. In Wim Snoeijer's book Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus the cultivar 'Tinkerbell' is listed as originating in New Zealand as a sport or seedling mutant of Agapanthus cultivar 'Peter Pan' and was first listed in nurseries in New Zealand in 1991 however this plant was in the California horticultural trade in California prior to this date. We first saw this plant at Carman's Nursery, a rare plant nursery in Los Gatos, California in 1990 and it could be found in retail garden centers by 1992. San Marcos Growers has offered this plant since 2000.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made 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 if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell'.