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I have five very large agapanthus plants in pots. Every year I wrap them in fleece to protect them from frost. Is this necessary? Someone from a garden centre told me I didn’t need to do this. Please advise. Thanks.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,211
    It depends what type of Agapanthus they are. Some are hardy, others not.
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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,562
    The broader the leaf, the more tender the plant.   Also, if they stay evergreen they will be tender but even the ones which lose their foliage at the end of the season are not very frost hardy.  I happily left all mine out in the ground last winter in a bed in full sun and with good drainage but then we had an unusually cold winter for here and I lost them all.  

    My new purchase is in a pot and will go in the polytunnel for winter so I don't lose it as it's a lovely deep blue with very tall flower stems.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks for the advice. Two of them were bulbs brought back from Madeira (I know I shouldn't bring back foreign plants!) They are evergreen. I think I will continue to put fleece around them as a precaution.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    If it's worked for you in the past, I'd stick with it. 
    I used to put all of mine ( in pots ) into the polytunnel to keep off the Devon Winter rain, but I've run out of room so the deciduous types might have to take their chances outside.
    Maybe I should stop buying more? 
    naaaaaaaaaaaah, no chance.  ;)
    Devon.
  • Mine have been gorgeous this year due to the warm summer. We live on the north west coast and get a lot of salty winds. I'll continue to put fleece on them as a precaution. One other query. They have always been blue but some of them turned white this year! What is this all about?
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