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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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
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'.  Information displayed on this page about  Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.