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Agapanthus and Nerine together in same pot

image  I discovered Nerines this year, I've never grown them before and I've read that they like to be pot bound in the same way as agapanthus do (that's my agapanthus in the pot behind).

So it occurred to me that these may be perfect partners in a pot, has anyone tried it?

The agapanthus is due for a division - I don't know if it would break the pot but it's a few years since I did it so I thought I might put a division of it and some of the nerine bulbs together for a full season of flowers.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,536

    I think there might be a slight problem, in that the Nerines like to be kept dry, until they come into growth in late summer, whereas the Agapanthus will want to be kept moist during the summer.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,920

    Also agapanthus have very aggressive roots and I think they will out-compete the nerines so I wouldn't risk it personally.

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  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,351

    Thanks all, glad to hear what the team thinks.  Separate pots but displayed together methinks.

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