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Agapanthus africanus Silver Baby

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Agapanthus africanus Silver Baby Dwarf African Lily, Dwarf Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, Upright

Silver Baby is a compact and hardy, semi-dwarf form of Agapanthus. Reaching a height of just 30cm, the flowers sit nicely just above the foliage at around 50cm. The floral display occurs right throughout the warmer months and the silvery-white blooms are tinged with a subtle hint of pale blue, making them appear far more delicate than they actually are. Silver Baby is a very dry tolerant choice and perfect for hot sunny locations. To add some additional colour interest, plant it alongside a dwarf blue counterpart such as Agapanthus 'Baby Pete'. Grows approx 30cm tall x 40cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Rust, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Silver Baby has low water requirements once it's established. Simply provide an occasional deep soak during periods of extended heat. This variety is easy to grow in most well drained soil types. Apply a slow release fertiliser in spring. Pruning is generally not required although removing spent flower stems will encourage further flushes. CAUTION - Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant. Photos and information courtesy of Plants Management Australia.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Liliaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High