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Agapanthus praecox 'Tinkerbell' (Agapanthus, Nile lilly)

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Plant description

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Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell' is an attractive and bullet proof plant, with light green and white striped leaves topped with pale blue flowers in summer. It is a very low maintenance plant, rarely troubled by pests or disease, and good for poor soil, drought, and coastal positions. Grows from an underground rhizome, and if the leaves are burnt by hard frost, the foliage can be cut back hard to allow the plant to resprout with fresh growth. Good for container growing and for massed planting and edgings. Best in full sun to light shade.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

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

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: not specified.

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