Agapanthus africanus ‘Tom Thumb’ (Dwarf Agapanthus)
A tiny, hardier version of the classic Agapanthus africanus. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Amber
A tiny, hardier version of the classic Agapanthus africanus. Same strappy green leaves, same balls of dark blue trumpet flowers but even after a couple of years the plant only grows to 50 x 50cms.
Excellent plant for pots, or grow it in full sun in a sheltered south or west facing position in any moist but well drained soil. It will die down in the autumn and would benefit from some winter protection in cold areas.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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