Deciduous Agapanthus plants are currently being cleared to tidy up the surface of pots. Stems with seed heads can be cut to place out and dry in a cool area such as a shed or utility area.
Seeds may not come true to type but could still yield some interesting variations.
After a 4-6 week drying off period I take two options.
- Package the Agapanthus seeds in envelopes to store in a cool environment during the winter months.
- Sow seeds in spring into modules of seed compost.
- Cover seed with perlite or vermiculite.
- Grow on under glass at an average temperature of 15 degrees centigrade. This may need to be sustained at night with a small fan heater during this early stage of the year.
- Over-winter the young plants in a cool glasshouse area for protection. I cover with a layer of fleece on extra cold nights.
- Plants will take about 3 years to produce the first significant flowers.
- Sow seeds now as with option 1. This gets the process ahead by 4 months for advanced growth next year.