Dwarf Lily of the Nile

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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

#ProPlantTips 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. Order your Dwarf Lily of the Nile These are truly easy-care plants that will give you a big bang for your buck and don't need a lot of work to keep them looking their best. Order yours today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Lily of the Nile Is Suited to Grow in Zones Annually 1-7 (Perennial Zones 8-11)
Growing Zones Annually 1-7 (Perennial Zones 8-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows