Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’

(Blue Lily-of-the Nile)

By September 7, 2021
Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell' (Blue Lily-of-the Nile

About Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’ (Blue Lily-of-the Nile)

This evergreen perennial is called Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’ or, more commonly, Blue Lily-of-the Nile. Easily recognized by its firework-like blue blooms perched on long stalks that reach out above its variegated foliage with repeat blooming throughout the spring and summer seasons. Accompanied by sword-like foliage, this plant reaches an average landscape size of 1-2′ by 1-2′. Withstanding temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the Blue Lily-of-the Nile can also withstand seaside conditions.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’ in an area that receives full sun to part shade using well-draining soil. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and increase watering during periods of extreme heat. Although this variety is not considered drought-tolerant, it can, however, withstand occasional drought-like conditions. To keep up a clean appearance and encourage growth, deadhead spent blooms.

Landscape design ideas

This variety looks nice in almost any type of landscape style. Plant in containers to frame an area in planter beds or along a fence line. Its tall flower stalks make a great backdrop against low-growing shrubs or flowering groundcovers.

Botanical Name: Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell'

Common Name: Blue Lily-of-the Nile

Average Landscape Size: 1-2' x 1-2'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Blue

Foliage Color: Variegated Green

Forms: Perennial

Sizes: 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Showy Spring Flowers, Easy Pruning, Attracts Hummingbirds,