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Dividing Agapanthus

peteSpeteS Posts: 805
Has anyone divided agapanthus at this time of year. The one I have clearly isn't going to flower this year as there are no buds showing, so I thought I would divide it into smaller pots and reuse the large pot it's in for something else this summer. All the videos I've watched always recommend Spring or Autumn division. Thanks.
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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,630
    There are no buds showing on mine yet, but I still expect it to flower.  I'd give it a bit longer.  It's been a very dry Spring, so I find that everything that flowers is a bit behind by a month or so.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,618
    I posed exactly the same question to Broadleigh Nursery from whom I bought my (apparently non flowering this year) agapanthus. They also advised patience but I am not optimistic my three will flower. I asked Broadleigh if it made sense to divide now but they did not respond to that part of my email. I will take KeenonGreen’s advice instead.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664
    I always associate Agapanthus flowering to coincide with Hampton Court Flower Show which isn't until 2nd / 3rd week in July. 
    I potted some of mine into bigger pots last week, but I'd not split them at this time of year.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,935
    Makes a change for me but my blue ones have just popped open. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664
    I've got 3 open flowers out of about 80 pots
    Devon.
  • Pam285Pam285 SaltairePosts: 89
    I bought a large agapanthus for the first time this year. It has three flower heads growing. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664
    Pam285 said:
    I bought a large agapanthus for the first time this year. It has three flower heads growing. 
    which variety did you buy? 
    Devon.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 805
    Anyone know the main drawbacks from dividing at this time of year.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664
    peteS said:
    Anyone know the main drawbacks from dividing at this time of year.
    Plants , generally , are more "stressed" with being split whilst in growth compared with those done during dormancy
    Devon.
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 601
    I've over 20 varieties of agapanthus and only my agapanthus snow pixie is in flower, I have a few flower stalks on some others but not many. They will come in the coming months.
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