agapanthus

pdshop(5)September 8, 2009

I have 5 pots of agapanthus and none of them bloomed this year. Wonderful leaves but no flowers. It is the winter thing that I must be doing wrong? Fertilizer?

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

They may not be getting enough sun. Al

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 8:40AM
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stompoutbermuda(Z8DesertSunsetZ11)

Mine bloomed the best with lots of water and fertilizer.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 10:41AM
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pdshop(5)

I guess it is too late now to start with more fertilizer. I had been giving them some 5-10-5. Still not results. Should I cut the foliage off this winter or leave it on?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 5:31PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

My agapanthus are all in the ground and have never been fertilized. In a container they will need some fertilizer, but at this point I think withholding fertilizer would be more likely to cause a bloom response. In my climate they are evergreen and I never cut them back. They reseed themselves and those seedlings in the full sun are always the best bloomers. We occasionally get a winter in the teens and the foliage is frosted to the ground. It then takes a year to get back as before the frost. Agapanthus are quite capable in competing with root competition and flowering well without fertilizer, as long as they have sunshine. Al

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 9:27AM
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