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Do the seedlings flowers always follow the colour of the parent plant.


  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 380

    No, they could be very different


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    Of agapanthus I can't say.  But the answer to your question generally is no. Cultivated varieties of plants will produce offspring closer to the original species every time they seed.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks very much for your help. Much obliged.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,710

    Keith, you never know, you might find the seedlings are even better. Always worth  a punt I'd say.

  • I grow only white ones and there are no other gardens around that have them. Would mine be more likely to come true to flowers? It's Agapanthus Africanus Alba

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    From the name I assume this is a variety or cultivar of the blue one and the blue genes will still be in there. More likely to come white but not definitely would be my guess

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks Nutcutlet, if I get seeds I''ll sow them and see. There are so many wonderful colours of Agapanthus I'd be delighted to get any of them although I realise that from seed, they could take a few years to flower.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    Give it a try you might get something really good.image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Wouldn't that be amazing. If I do, I'll certainly post on here. image

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