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Agapanthus orientalis Benfran USPP#21705 Baby Pete

This baby is exotic! Its blue and mauve bell-shaped flowers clump tightly on a compact plant. Its foliage is shorter, wider, and darker green than other selections. An abundance of flower heads stands on extremely short stems compared to other varieties of agapanthus. Another advantage? Baby Pete™ does not set viable seed, so it flowers longer than other selections – at least 25 days after fully opened. Self cleaning, there are about eight open flowers and 12 buds per inflorescence at all times. It also averages five flowering scapes per plant. This wonderfully compact perennial can be planted in gardens, on green roofs or in containers. This water-wise plan is also good as firescaping.

Inventor: Frank Benson, Pallara, Queensland, Australia

Colour: mauve and blue with a darker blue stripe
Blooming season
: early summer (blooms two weeks earlier than others) through late autumn
: 8-11
Size: H 27 cm x W 22 cm flower held above 10cm

Care: Best in sun or partial shade in a hot climate. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old flower stalks for neat appearance and to encourage repeat bloom. Divide clumps every 2-3 years in early spring.

See the video of “Baby Pete”™ at Monrovia, our exclusive grower.

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