Agapanthus From Seed

VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 278

A few years ago i brought a  Agapanthus Strawberry Ice online and this year its flowered really well. If i collect the seeds this year and sow them will they grow white like the mother plant or not.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,563

    The offspring will likely be a mixture, some similar and some quite different.  Try it and after about 3 years when thay start flowering, you will be able to select  and keep the ones you like.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,146

    it may be several years before they flower and not at all likely to be the same as the parent plant.

    If you're a patient optimist, then go for it. image

    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,146

    snap Bob.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,392

    if you're going to do it, sow them fresh, don't store them

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,762

    They grow very quickly, I sowed some earlier this year, they are quite big plants now. I don't mind what colours they are.  Definitely worth a go. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,019

    It's probably a lot easier just to split one up.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,762

    It is easier to split them up but you won't get 100 plants by next year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,019

    Some people just love a challenge. image  Do give it a go, you have nothing to lose but you might have a bit of a wait, be patient.

    Agapanthus take a while to get going with flowering as it is. If you do have off sets you need to have them tightly packed in their pots to get them to flower .

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