Dwarf Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus ‘Peter Pan’)

Dwarf Lily of the Nile

The perfectly mini version of a perfectly wonderful plant, the Dwarf Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus ‘Peter Pan’) is exactly like the big Lily-of-the-Nile that you love warm weather landscapes, except it only grows a foot tall! Think of the high-end-looking floral arrangements you will make and watch your plants call every bee, butterfly, and Hummingbird around!

This sweet little plant has strappy, fountain-like leaves that stay green year-round. Several thin flower stalks grow up to 18 inches high from the middle of the leaf clumps and each one holds a cluster sphere of deep, pure blue flowers. Reliably blooming and growing every year – adding to their leafy clumps and flowering stalks year after year!

Peter Pan Agapanthus is truly a ‘plant-it-and-forget-it’ flowering perennial bulb! It will reward you with an overabundance of flowers all year round, but especially in the spring and summer. Not to worry, though, if you live anywhere north of USDA growing zone 8. Agapanthus make great potted plants for summer accents and décor. You just need to bring them indoors in the coldest months. Either way, these require very little in the way of maintenance!

Planting and Application:

These little guys are excellent in containers and perfect for rock gardens. They are little workhorses and will fit into borders or beds with ease. They make great punctuation points amongst evergreen shrubs. They fit into just about any garden style from modern to traditional to beachy to exotic. You’ve never seen anything quite as beautiful as a row of Dwarf Agapanthus in full bloom against a white picket fence. These are also one of the most perfect plants ever for planting around a swimming pool. No mess and no pruning!

Dwarf Lily of the Nile are space-saving elegant little blooms with as high an impact on your landscape as their larger cousins! Easily tucking into any sized sunny garden, courtyard, urban lot, or commercial setting with ease! Perfect for even if you don’t have a landscape too – just pot up in an elegant container on your front porch, dress up a balcony container garden, or decorate a patio in planters. Both solo in groupings or as the thriller plant among other spillers and fillers!

  • Cornflower Blue Trumpets in Large Round Umbles
  • Clump-Forming Green Strappy Leaves
  • Smaller-Scale Perennial Bulbs & Incredible Cut Flowers!
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird-Magnets
  • Containers, Beds & Borders, Containers & Planters

Tips for Care:

Dwarf Agapanthus is a summer-flowering bulb that flowers best full sun and appreciates afternoon shade in the warmer growing zones. Provide consistent moisture in a deep, enriched and well-drained environment for best results. These bulbs will rot in excessive water so ensure containers and planters have good drainage. Prune back foliage once it yellows and dig bulbs up in colder growing zones and bring them indoors for the winter as you would Elephant Ear or Calla Lily.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moist Enriched Environments
  • Clean Mounds After Foliage Yellows & Lift Bulbs in Cold Zones
  • Hardy & Carefree Once Established

These are native to South Africa and are adapted to spend months with little water on the African veldts, so they are sure to perform well in your water-wise garden décor.

Dwarf Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus ‘Peter Pan’) Details

Common name Dwarf Lily of the Nile
Botanical name Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone Annually 1-7 (Perennial Zones 8-11)
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 18 inches
Width 12 - 18 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Foliage Yellows
Flower color Blue