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Agapanthus orientalis 'Baby Pete' (Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile)

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Plant description

Agapanthus "Baby Pete' is a compact, dwarf agapanthus, with striped blue flowers, and is bred for Australian conditions. It is a sterile form of agapanthus, which means that it sets no seed, so there is no risk of it being a weed hazard. It is a herbaceous, evergreen, perennial plant, and like all agapanthus, is a good plant for the easy care garden. It has few pests and diseases that trouble it, and once established, can tolerate dry conditions. It is also long flowering through the warmer months. It is a good multi purpose landscaping plant as well as a great container plant for hot sunny positions.

Agapanthus like a sunny position, but can also do well in semi shaded areas, though flowering may be reduced with more shade. They need very little attention, apart from removal of the dried flower heads. An application of a good general purpose fertiliser in spring is beneficial.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser, applied in spring.

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