Shrubs

Baby Pete™ Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus praecox 'Benfran' Patent: PP21705
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POS ID: 148559
This unique compact variety blooms weeks earlier than others! Masses of blue flower clusters on upright stems rise just above clumps of short and wide, strap-like, green leaves. Rarely sets seed pods, resulting in a longer bloom period. Splendid along pathways, or in groupings and mixed containers. Evergreen.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Early season blooms
  • Ideal in containers or along walkways
  • Mildly drought tolerant

Details

This unique compact variety blooms weeks earlier than others! Masses of blue flower clusters on upright stems rise just above clumps of short and wide, strap-like, green leaves. Rarely sets seed pods, resulting in a longer bloom period. Splendid along pathways, or in groupings and mixed containers. Evergreen.

Patent: PP21705

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 15 inches

Mature Width

Up to 24 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent, Firescaping

Features

Attractive flowers

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Bloom Color

Purple

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but may be divided when overcrowded.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Rich, well drained soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant will do best when planted in partial to full sun

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

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