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a.m.parra.m.parr Posts: 4
We are first time growers of agapanthus and ours have been in the same state for a few weeks now.  The ‘flower heads’ are like little beige castle turrets and don’t look as if they’re going to flower. There are only two leaves at the base of each flower. If they’re not going to flower, what do we need to do?

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  • a.m.parra.m.parr Posts: 4
    Image attached.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,597
    Those look to me like the seed heads of nectaroscordum.  The flowers appear earlier n spring and are drooping, creamy flowers with purple streaking and very pretty.  Once pollinated they gradually turn upwards and look like little fairy castle turrets.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/96507/Nectaroscordum-siculum/Details 

    Agapanthus should be coming into flower now or over the next month depending on where you are and how warm it is.  Lots of varieties available but usully blue or white flowers and no castle turrets when they set seed

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/agapanthus 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • a.m.parra.m.parr Posts: 4
    Thank you - we’re going to send a picture to the supplier as we ordered, and should have received agapanthus but from what you say, Obelixx, they are probably nectaroscordums.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,597
    Nectaroscordums are some of my favourite plants and come as bulbs to be planted in autumn.

    Agapanthus look bulb like above ground with their leaf form but usually come as a tangle of bare roots with a bit of shoot.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • a.m.parra.m.parr Posts: 4
    Thank you 🌱
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