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24/11/2011 at 15:29
I lost my agapanthus last winter and am glad to find a way to grow some from seed
24/11/2011 at 15:29
My agapanthus does not produce large seed heads. The flowers fall off before a seed head is formed?? Also, I'm not sure where to keep the seeds when sewn, or the seedlings. In a heated/cold greenhouse or outside? Can anyone help. Thanks.
24/11/2011 at 15:30
One of my favourite plants. Think I am going to have to buy a greenhouse for my new seedings & cuttings ! Thank you x
21/01/2012 at 21:04
when should the seed be sown?
22/01/2012 at 18:42

I saved some seeds from our agapanthus in Autumn. I have kept them in a paper bag inside a tin so they are dry and not too hot/cold as they are in the garage. When should I sow them? Do they need heat or is an unheated greenhouse OK? Any help/comments would be appreciated.

12/04/2012 at 07:25
I collected lots of seeds last Easter and they have been put in a plastic bag in the shed. Will they be worth planting or should I try again this year and plant them straight away. My plants are mini agapanthus, do they grow just as well from seed and fast will they grow.
01/05/2012 at 07:50
I have grown some agapanthus from last years seed which is just about 2inches tall in seed trays, when do I know its ready to pot on and when do I know its ready to plant outside.
18/05/2012 at 16:40

We collected seeds last year and have kept them in an envelope until April this year, I planted them in a seed tray next to some eucalyptus seeds the euc's have come up and been planted on to 3inch pots and the agapanthus are just starting to show green tips. They are kept in our open loft space, as it's south facing there is plenty of light and  heat. Will now have to see how I get on as its the first time of growing these.

Geoff  

18/05/2012 at 17:16

I sowed loads of agapanthus seed last spring form seed collected th eprevious year and stored in paper bags.  Loads germinated and I potted them on when big enough to handle and gave away about 30 babies.  Unfortunately, this winter I have lost all 3 parent plants and all the babies.  It wasn't as cold as the previous winters but we did have a nasty cold spell after a warm patch in Feb when things got excited before they should.

28/06/2012 at 15:13
brilliant article, now i know how to grow agapanthus I would never have stood a chance without this article!

so you have to:
a) get some seed, and then
b) plant the seed

wow!
28/06/2012 at 15:18
fieldfest wrote (see)
brilliant article, now i know how to grow agapanthus I would never have stood a chance without this article!

so you have to:
a) get some seed, and then
b) plant the seed

wow!

No you sow seed- not plant them -you plant plants.

28/06/2012 at 22:10
lazy gardener wrote (see)
fieldfest wrote (see)
brilliant article, now i know how to grow agapanthus I would never have stood a chance without this article!

so you have to:
a) get some seed, and then
b) plant the seed

wow!

No you sow seed- not plant them -you plant plants.

Touché to the pedant

I was only messing BTW

28/06/2012 at 23:30

Just a word of warning that agapanthus can be a bit of a thug.  I grew Headborne Hybrids from seed and then more plants from the seeds produced (takes 2-3 years before they flower.)  They mature to the flowering stage fastest if the roots are restricted, but if you don't restrict them, the thick fleshy roots can take-over a large area around them.  I planted one in a large (1.5m diameter) container and now nothing else will grow in there as the roots have completely filled it!  Next time, I'll keep them in pots and bury the pot to the rim when planting agapanthus in  borders and large containers!

31/07/2012 at 12:26

Hi has anybody got a picture of agapanthus seedlings mine look like clumps of grass

25/10/2014 at 22:42
In the instructions above what does "cover the compost with a sharp grit" mean?
Thanks,
Gaynelle
25/10/2014 at 22:56
I have some agapanthus that I got from my aunt. I pulled the seed pod off while it was green (after it bloomed) and was told to put it in a brown paper bag, which I did. I just opened the bag and got 1 seed from from the dried pod. From your instructions you said it plant it straight away. I need to know what "cover the compost with sharp grit" means?
Thanks,
Plant Lady
25/10/2014 at 22:58

It means just that.  Put a thin layer of sharp grit over the compost once the seeds have been sown.  It helps keep down algae that can form and also retains moisture and keeps weed seeds out.

Happily for me, one of the friends to whom I gave some babies has returned me a plant in  6" pot.   All his babies have produced white flowers but I think I have twins in my pot as there's been a blue flower stem and a white one.  I shall leave it in peace for now and see about separating them in spring.

Archer - they do look like grass when small.   Pot them on and they'll develop into thicker, stronger strappier foliage and eventually produce flowers. 

25/10/2014 at 23:01

Sow the seed in a mix of compost and grit, in a pot. Then put a layer of grit on top.

Are you sure your seed is ripe, seeds need to ripen and mature on the plant before they're removed

04/11/2014 at 12:47
Can I sow agapanthusseeds now
04/11/2014 at 12:47
Can Sow agapanthus seeds now
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