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Agapanthus 'Peter Pan Blue'

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Peter Pan Blue

Synonym:Agapanthus africanus

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AutumnSage On Jul 7, 2006, AutumnSage from Beale AFB, CA wrote:

This plant is wonderful. It compliments pink mophead Hydrangeas beautifully. It does need to be thinned out every few years and will resist blooming if not watered enough. Wonderful scent as well.

Neutral Rtemp On Sep 16, 2004, Rtemp from Mariposa, CA wrote:

Beautiful plant the first year. Large, healthy, many blooms. Second year, no flowers, minimum growth.

Positive pokerboy On Sep 11, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

A wonderful little plant that is very hardy. Great blue agapanthus flowers appear in summer. Drought tolerant. pokerboy.

Neutral BUFFY690 On May 25, 2004, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have just added this plant to my garden I am going to wait until It establishes itself a bit before I post a pic, but if it grows as well as the other guy said in washington I should have good results here is South Carolina.

Positive wnstarr On Nov 15, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Edgewood, Washington
This is the tough little agapanthus that is evergreen and has survived winters here down into the teens (F). It is just like its big brother, only smaller and much easier to use as a potted plant and doesn't loose its foliage in the winter. Does require to be rootbound before it will bloom, hates to be disturbed. Can be propagated either from division, or will start from seed. If by seed be prepared to be very patient for it to bloom can take years.
It will survive long periods of drought, but does benefit from applications of liquid fertilizer. In my opinion one can never have enough agapanthus, giant or small. Good gardening.


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
Glen Avon, California
Long Beach, California
Moraga, California
Palo Alto, California
Perris, California
Rancho Cucamonga, California
San Diego, California
West Covina, California
Fort White, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Miccosukee Cpo, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Loganville, Georgia
Royston, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Aiea, Hawaii
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)
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
Puyallup, Washington

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