Neverland Agapanthus foliage
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 16 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 8a
Other Names: Lily of the Nile, African Lily
Brand: Southern Living
This clumping variety has colorful variegated, golden-yellow foliage; sky blue to lilac flowers in spring to summer; a perfect accent plant in the garden or massed along borders; tolerates heat and humidity well
Neverland Agapanthus features bold clusters of lilac purple trumpet-shaped flowers with sky blue overtones rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain light green in color with showy gold variegation and tinges of chartreuse throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Neverland Agapanthus is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Neverland Agapanthus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Neverland Agapanthus will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Neverland Agapanthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.