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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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    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.



  • Thanks very much for your help. Much obliged.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,450

    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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    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

  • 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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

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

  • Wouldn't that be amazing. If I do, I'll certainly post on here. image

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