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Agapanthus dead?

Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 188
After a bit of advice. I have a few different types of agapanthus. However with the harsh weather in November, my evergreen foliage has been damaged by the frost. Will this come back? It's still very green but very limp
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  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 3,044
    I'm sure it will be fine @Ryan180680. I have both types of agapanthus and mine are the same. The frost we had before Christmas was a harsh one but if your leaves are still showing some green then come spring it will come again. 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,126
    @Ryan180680 Do you have some mulch on it to give some protection? Evergreen agapanthus really should be underglass as they are more tender than deciduous. We are about to have another cold spell but don't apply a mulch if ground is frozen. The evergreen forms are not hardy here in the midlands especially in very cold winters. If the leaves are badly damaged they will die off your best hope is new growth from the base.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,148
    Yes - strangely it's the deciduous ones which are hardier, so it'll depend which ones you have @Ryan180680 .
    The evergreen ones don't thrive here either, so they need to be brought inside for winter. Wet cold is worse than a few frosts though [unless it's a proper spell of well below minus 5 and well beyond for a week or more] especially if there's a freeze following wet conditions. That does more harm to plants than dry cold.  :)
    If they're still showing signs of life, they might be ok, especially if they're in the ground. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • RubypopRubypop LancashirePosts: 22
    Mine goes like that every year but have always come back 
  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,369
    When I put my evergreen apaganthus, unwatered all winter in a COLD greenhouse, back out when the season is right, I have to do a lot of grooming away dried old leaves.  I might as well start with frost-killed leaves.  I bet the result is the same.  I hope so anyway.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • LilyWLilyW Posts: 15
    Here’s my 2 I left in a cold greenhouse In Surrey and it snowed in December. Brought hem in the house and pruned off some of the leaves. Hoping they come back later...should I water them?
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 188
    These are mine
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,126
    First thing I noticed in both photographs is no pot feet or bricks underneath the pots so that the air can circulate. Not only are the plants at risk but the pots could also crack if they are terracotta.

    @LilyW I would just keep compost just slightly damp as they are evergreen. Deciduous can just be stored with no water if the decision is  to bring them inside.

    @Ryan180680 You have put them next to a wall which is good, all that top growth whether evergreen or deciduous is dead, it is giving some protection to your plants so I would leave it for now. It's not possible to reassure you and say they will survive at present. If some are deciduous they stand a better chance. You may find that all of the plant will survive or possibly part of it will shoot. You could check out the roots in spring if they are white all is well. Fingers crossed for now. 

    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,369
    LilyW said:
    should I water them?
    A: definitely not.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,369
    For those who survived the November freeze.  Be better prepared this time.  It's coming back.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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