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ive moved my agapanthus into the greenhouse for protection during the Winter. Do I need to water/feed then until I bring them out again on the Summer?


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    Do you know which type of Agapanthus you have ?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    Mine die down in winter and I keep them on the dryish side until Spring and then I feed and water then.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,843
    edited September 2018
    My agapanthus stay outside all the time Mutley and they are several years old. Like those of fidgetbones they just die down in their pots and reappear in the Spring. I live in the Northwest just to give you an idea of the temperatures I am likely to get in a winter.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,347
    It depends on whether you have the narrower leaved hardy varieties which die down in the autumn, or whether yours are the ones which have broader fleshier leaves which do not die down in the winter. These are not hardy and need winter protection from frost. 
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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,209
    I have both sorts, some in pots and some in the ground - they usually survive winter down here. I move the potted ones into a large cold frame in winter where they stay damp but not wet. They flower earlier than the others and often more prolifically if the winter was hard.
  • Thanks you everyone for the advice on Agapanthus. I’ve now got a greenhouse full of the wide leave variety and will keep them damp until next spring
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,595
    edited September 2018
    Becoming dry at this of year is one of the major causes of non flowering in the following year. 
    I'd keep them watered until the deciduous types die down, then leave them all ( deciduous and evergreen) a bit drier over the winter months.
    I'd advise against leaving them in a greenhouse until "Summer" as they're likely to become soft and leggy then get battered by the first wind which hits them. Harden them off as soon as you see new growth in Spring.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    Good advise Hosta, he has so many and they all look stunning in the summer. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,595
    Lyn said:
    Good advise Hosta, he has so many and they all look stunning in the summer. 

    aw shucks. You'll make me blush 
  • Hi everyone
    thanks - I’m going to put the narrower leafed ones in a sheltered spot outside and the thicker leaved ones in the greenhouse.
    some have flowered this year and some haven’t!!
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