Peter Pan Agapanthus

This variety produces a mound of luxurious narrow green foliage; lovely light blue flowers appear in mid-summer on medium stems; a perfect accent plant in the garden or massed along borders.

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Characteristics

Species: africanus

Other Species Names: Lily of the Nile, African Lily

Plant Height: 12 in.

Spread: 18 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: towering

Summer Foliage Color: dark green

Minimum Sunlight: partial shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Peter Pan Agapanthus features bold clusters of sky blue trumpet-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive violet flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Peter Pan Agapanthus is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.Peter Pan Agapanthus is recommended for the following landscape applications;AccentMass PlantingGeneral Garden UseContainer Planting

Planting & Growing

Peter Pan Agapanthus will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.Peter Pan Agapanthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a ‘filler’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Agapanthus africanus ‘Peter Pan’

Moderate-growing, clumping evergreen perennial to 8-12” tall and wide. Agapanthus have long been admired for their tough nature and dazzling, dependable floral display. This long-blooming dwarf variety forms a soft mound of narrow, arching, strap-like green leaves that make an outstanding texture contrast to broad-leafed shrubs and perennials. Often referred to as looking like a firework display, abundant, ball-shaped clusters of funnel-shaped light blue flowers appear atop 12-18” tall stems throughout the warmer months of the year, attracting butterflies and bees. Remove old flower spikes as they expire to promote re-blooming. This versatile selection is well-suited in a variety of applications, and is an ideal choice for beds and borders, as an accent, edging, poolside or mass planting. Also makes a good container specimen. Tolerates coastal conditions and a variety of soil types (provided they’re well-drained) and while capable of surviving on little water once established, a more robust plant is achieved with regular watering in a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 8A-11
Sunset Zone: 6-9, 12-24, H1, H2

Agapanthus, Dwarf Blue Lily of the Nile, African Lily ‘Peter Pan Blue’

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown – Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown – Tell us

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown – Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown – Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Golden Valley, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Amesti, California

Anderson, California

August, California

Beale AFB, California

Camarillo, California

Corralitos, California

Elkhorn, California

Glen Avon, California

Interlaken, California

Long Beach, California

Moraga, California

Pajaro, California

Palo Alto, California

Pedley, California

Perris, California

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Rubidoux, California

San Diego, California

Santa Rosa, California

Sunnyslope, California

Watsonville, California

West Covina, California

Fort White, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Miccosukee Cpo, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

Loganville, Georgia

Royston, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Aiea, Hawaii

Baton Rouge, Louisiana(2 reports)

Youngsville, Louisiana

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jamestown, North Carolina

Cornelius, Oregon

Conway, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Alice, Texas

Austin, Texas

College Station, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Point Comfort, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spring, Texas(2 reports)

Willis, Texas

Suffolk, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Kendall, Washington

Maple Falls, Washington

Puyallup, Washington

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Agapanthus ‘Peter Pan’

(Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’)

Agapanthus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Origins:

There are several species of Agapanthus available on the market today and because Lily of the Nile plants hybridize so readily, there are many, many varieties available within those species. All Agapanthus species are native to South Africa.

– Peter Pan is a hard to find selection grown here at S & J Nursery for the North Florida landscape, and is grown for its compact dwarf habit and non stop blooming! Excellent for edging beds and borders where other Agapanthus selections would just get to large.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Preferred Exposure:

– Full sun to partial shade in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape. Agapanthus does well in full sun as long as it is planted into an irrigated landscape. If your garden is extremely sandy and dry consider planting it in a location that will receive some relief from North Florida’s hot sun. They can be planted in filtered light under taller trees or in areas that receive partial sun and partial shade, but use caution as too much shade can lead to reduced flowering.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Foliage:

– Compact foliage of the Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ has thin strap like foliage that remains evergreen during the winter in our North Florida area gardens.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

– Agapanthus Africanus / Lily of the Nile is tolerant of a wide range of soil components and growing conditions. Although quite drought tolerant once established in the landscape be sure supplemental irrigation is available particularly when planted into a full sun location in well draining or sandy soils.

– Agapanthus will tolerate wet soils for prolonged periods and can be planted into poorly draining garden sites in our North Florida landscapes.

– Moderately salt tolerant.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Size Variance:

– Sightly larger than traditional Agapanthus Africanus the Storm Cloud Agapanthus foliage will reach 8-12 inches high and wide with the flower stalks rising only just above the foliage at 1 1/2 feet high.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Growth Habit:

– Evergreen, clumping grass like perennial forms an attractive mound of foliage.

– Plants will need dug and divided every 5 or 6 years for best flowering.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Growth Rate:

– Moderate growing Agapanthus selection.

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Bloom:

– ‘Peter Pan’ Agapanthus was selected and propagated for its dwarf habit and non stop bloom. These light blue blooms may be smaller than their full fixed plant relatives but what they lack in size they make up for in quantity. Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ doesn’t just bloom in the hot summer months it will bloom intermittently throughout the year!

– When doing a fact check for this page on agapanthus I came across an older gardening book that listed Agapanthus blooms as cutting garden material with a note to dip the stems in boiling water for 15 seconds before placing them into your water vase for display. I haven’t tried it yet but I cant wait for them to bloom so I can give it a try, I’ll let you know if it works!

Agapanthus Africanus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile Water Requirements:

– Although drought tolerant once established in the landscape, regular water is necessary to get the plant rooted and growing on its own after being planted in the ground from a nursery container. Use supplemental irrigation when planted in full sun or in extremely sandy soil.

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

– Agapanthus Africanus / Lily of the Nile blooms will attract hummingbirds and butterfly’s to your garden to feed on the nectar produced by the flowers.

Best Uses For ‘Peter Pan’ Agapanthus / Lily of the Nile:

– Agapanthus is a great easy care low maintenance addition to just about any landscape. Agapanthus blend perfectly into traditional formal landscapes and make a perfect last layer when stepping plants down for foundation planting around a home or office. They also are right at home in the middle of a perennial bed and blend beautifully into any Cottage or English garden setting.

– Lily of the Nile make an excellent potted plant accent for the front of a home entryway or patio.

– Excellent pool side planting, in ground or containers.

– Perfect in masses under larger trees or landscape specimen plants that you want to draw attention to.

– Plant Agapanthus along entryway or garden paths for a gorgeous edging whether in bloom or not, just the foliage itself adds a lush feel to the gardens landscape

– Although touted to be among the best perennial selections for deer resistance, any agapanthus grower in the Julington Creek Plantation are of South Jacksonville may beg to differ, with the land being so quickly developed into subdivisions replacing that have replaced the heavily forested area with suburban lawns and landscapes in St. Johns county, the deer there seem to have taken quite a liking to them, particularly during the winter months so…who knows, maybe deer resistant but not deer proof! 🙂

Care of Agapanthus ‘Peter Pan’ / Lily of the Nile:

– Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from a nursery container.

-They will need good water during the establishment period and supplemental irrigation during dry spells or particularly hot dry summers, particularly when planted into sandy soils.

– As with all perennial plantings, amending the soil with compost when planting your agapanthus plants will help keep them healthy and happy through the years.

– Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite or Green Edge Fertilizer and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or 10-10-10.

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Agapanthus Peter Pan

At a Glance

– Agapanthus Peter Pan
– Mid blue flowers
– tall upright stems
– good for cutting
– grow in a pot or border
– easy to grow

Plant Information

Agapanthus Peter Pan, commonly known as a Dwarf Lily of the Nile. The original ‘Peter Pan’ was a plant selected from A. orientalis var. minimus by Jimmy Giriidlian at his Oakhurst Gardens in 1949, it has glossy green leaves which form a compact mound from which masses of upright stems bearing looses ball shaped heads of mid blue flowers in mid to late summer. best grown in a free draining soil in full sun, excellent in the front of a border or in a patio container.

Agapanthus Peter Pan is easy to grow in a container or border in full sun and a well drained soil. Where it provides structure and elegance to your garden – they make a superb cut flower.

Genus: Agapanthus
Variety: Peter Pan
Category: Perennial
Height & Spread: 75cm
Flower Colour: Blue
Foliage: Evergreen
Soil Type: Most
Aspect: Full Sun to Light shade (flowers most prolific in full Sun)
Season of Interest: Summer

Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions

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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’. The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery’s garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will 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 ‘Peter Pan’.

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’. The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery’s garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will 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 ‘Peter Pan’.

Agapanthus Peter Pan

Agapanthus africanus ‘Peter Pan’

DESCRIPTION: ‘Peter Pan’ is a dwarf variety of agapanthus with baby blue flowers. Well suited to low borders and pots. Agapanthus are beautifully structured plants with wonderful blooms on flower spikes.
USES: Elegant, stately and architecturally pleasing they are great for mass plantings in the garden for a splash of flowering colour through summer.
CARE: Hardy and low maintenance. Lift and divide when clumps get too large.
PLANTING: Agapanthus are surprisingly hardy and worth a go in most protected areas but will prefer full sun to part shade. Plant in a well drained soil, mulch and fertilise when planting but not too rich in organic matter and go easy with the fertiliser. Surprisingly tolerant of cold and dry conditions but growth is restricted in these conditions.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 45 cm H x 45 cm W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide

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