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Agapanthus Peter Pan "Dwarf"
Agapanthus Peter Pan "Dwarf"
In this smaller version of the popular Agapanthus africanus “Blue’, the periwinkle-colored flowers are borne in spherical clusters on short 8-12”long stems which appear above the foliage in the spring and summer months.
The flowers resemble fireworks – a sphere of beautiful funnel-shaped flowers. Long very narrow strap-like deep green leaves form a handsome architectural mound.
This evergreen is excellent in borders or can serve well as an accent in the landscape. It craves sun to part shade and will not exceed 12-18” in height with a similar spread.
Hardy to 10°F, it is native to South Africa. Agapanthus africanus resists drought but does best with regular water and well-drained soil. It tolerates seacoast conditions well and is an excellent container plant. Bees, butterflies, and birds find the flowers irresistible.
- Plant in groups to create a lush, tropical feel to the landscape
- Occasionally reblooms, if spent flower stems are promptly removed
- Bees and butterflies are attracted to the bold flower clusters
- Grows 12 in. W and tall to 18 in. W and tall
- Thrives in full sun to part shade and grows in almost any well-drained soil
- Performs best in USDA plant zones 8-10
- To accommodate mature size, space about 18 in. away from other plants or structures, for hedges, space 18 in. on center
Performs best in Sun Light
Any light is fine.
Sun: full to part Sun, 6 plus hours direct sun daily
Water:Once a week, or when top inch of soil is dry, they are not as thirsty as many other common houseplants, but will drop leaves if they stay too wet or too dry for extended periods
Grows 12 in. W and tall to 18 in. W and tall
Growth Rate: Fast
Pet Friendly - Yes
Yes. Agapanthus lilies are probably of minimal toxicity to animals unless eaten in quantity. However, where a dog or cat is prone to chewing on plants, it would be prudent to remove the plant from the animals environment.
- Accent in a mixed bed
- Filler plant for a garden corner
- Along a deck or patio
- In a pool cage planter (in an area that won't get splashed)
- Between palm trunks
- Entryway accent
- Large, full plant for the corner of the house
- Under tall trees
- Container plant
Add top soil or organic peat humus, mixed together with composted cow manure, to the hole when you plant.
Choose a well-drained area that doesn't stay overly wet or any philodendron will rot from too much moisture.
Water regularly but allow enough time for the plant to dry out a bit between waterings.
The only need for trimming a Hope philodendron is to remove a dead leaf or stem occasionally.
This is not a plant that should be cut back for size. Doing this is pretty much futile because of the way a philodendron grows (and doing so will spoil its good looks) so planning for ultimate size is important.
Fertilize 3 times a year - once each in spring, summer and fall - with a good quality granular fertilizer.
Plant 3 or 4 feet apart. Come out from the house 3 feet.
If you're planting near a walk or drive, come in at least 3 feet (more if you can) to give the plant room to grow wide without getting in the way.
Allow enough room between Hope and the plants near it...the large leaves may overlap other, smaller plants once the philodendron has begun to mature.
This is a very good plant for large containers - great for balconies, patios, even indoors.