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Agapanthus orientalis 'Tinkerbell'

Common Name:
Lily of the Nile
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
18 inches to 2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Lavender blue
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
For those who can't get enough of dwarf or variegated plants, here is an agapanthus that combines both features. It has small cream-margined leaves that lie close to the ground. 1-2 foot stems rise from the crowns in summer to display small umbels of lavender-blue flowers. It is best with afternoon shade where summers are particularly hot.