Agapanthus Seed

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6:29 PM - Feb 07, 2006 #1

I've harvested some seed from my blue agapanthus. If I planted them, and assuming they actually sprouted, how long before I get a flower?
I instinctively feel that it would be several years at least but hope I might be wrong.
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6:45 PM - Feb 07, 2006 #2

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6:49 PM - Feb 07, 2006 #3

Five to seven years is what we were told!
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6:56 PM - Feb 07, 2006 #4

Hmmmmm Anybody like some Agapanthus seeds to sow? I don't think I have the patience to wait all that time, assuming, of course, I don't chuck them out as 'weeds' in the mean time.
PS Thanks Scotia and Palustris for your advice - I had a feeling it would take a time.
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7:31 PM - Feb 07, 2006 #5

The Plus side is they don't need much attention, we have some that self set in the back path and stray pots... doubt they will survive 5-7 years though, the ones in the path will have to go soon enough.
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9:14 AM - Feb 20, 2006 #6

About 10 years ago i did some headbourne hybrids & they flowered in 3 years, they are lovely to look at even without flowers i find but then i like a lot of greenery. I have some white ones just thru & growing like mad
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10:09 AM - Feb 20, 2006 #7

They grow easily from seed and here they will flower in two or three years, but maybe in your colder conditions a bit longer?
----Bill from Oz----
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6:43 PM - Feb 20, 2006 #8

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I don't think I have the patience to wait all that time, assuming, of course, I don't chuck them out as 'weeds' in the mean time
That's what I worry about with some plants... why don't you sow a few in pots and when they are a bit more substantial.. and identifiable plant them out



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6:49 PM - Feb 20, 2006 #9

It's planting them out that's the problem Kitty - either I or OH have a good 'weeding' session then wonder why our little treasures are no-where to be seen.
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