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Products > Agapanthus 'Ponto's Queen of the Nile' PP21,522
 
Agapanthus 'Ponto's Queen of the Nile' PP21,522 - Variegated Queen Ann Agapanthus

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (Agapanthus 'Queen Ann' seedling)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Agapanthus 'Ponto's Queen of the Nile' PP21,522 (Variegated Queen Ann Agapanthus) Evergreen perennial that grows in a clump to about 18 inches tall by 30 inches wide with yellow and green variegated leaves. The narrow tapering leaves, held in clusters of 10 to 14, are about 1 foot long by up to 1 inch wide at the base and upwardly inclined then cascade over gracefully towards the tips. This foliage remains neat and clean throughout the seasons and in early summer produce a 30 inch tall flower stalk bearing an umbel of fifty to seventy five lavender blue flowers that have a dark mid stripe to each petal. The flowers are showy for up to 3 weeks with the flower stalk and floral bracts also attractively variegated. Flowers best in full sun but will grow in sun or shade with moderate to occasional watering and it hardy and undamaged down to at least 25 degrees F with foliage damage but rebounding to temperatures around 20F. This is a selected seedling from a block of Agapanthus africanus 'Queen Ann' that was found at Ponto Nursery in Vista, California in 1998 and differs from the all green foliaged parent plant by having a dark green central stripe in the middle of the leaf with broad yellow margins. It was introduced by Ponto Nursery and received US Plant Patent PP21,522 on November 23, 2010.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Ponto's Queen of the Nile' PP21,522.
 
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