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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 our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Agapanthus 'Ponto's Queen of the Nile'.