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Agapanthus from Van Meuwen

lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

Hi all. Does anyone have a positive experience of purchasing Agapanthus plants from Van Meuwen? I'm after agapanthus Twister and spotted them here on offer. They are sold in 9cm pots so I'm not expecting flowers this year. I understand they are part of T and M, and l know people have had issues with their plant quality. I was just after any reassurance if anyone had a good experience, or the opposite. Many thanks and Happy New Year!


  • I haven't bought them yet Aym. I was going to wait until l had some feedback from someone who'd used Van Meuwen. Good to know you were happy with yours. I've never seen the variety l want in a garden centre. Happy New Year Aym .

  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    The agapanthus Twister is 2 pots of 9cm plants for £9.98 , and until midnight tonight there is no P&P on any orders. It's the cheapest I've seen them online, all suppliers sell them in 9cm pots that stock this particular variety, just a lot dearer. Did Van Meuwen refund your money Aym for sending you the incorrect dahlia, were they quibble free?

  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    It must have been annoying nurturing plants all season and the flowers turn out to be completely different to what you were expecting. Thanks for sharing pics of your agapanthus you are happy with from T&M. I'd not heard of Queen of the Ocean before, nice name and a great colour. I'm going to take a chance and order the Twister agapanthus from Van Meuwen. I have a lot of different agapanthus, from the deepest blue/black, to white, and one bi colour so I'm hoping I'll grow them on successfully. If they turn up rotten or don't thrive I will complain and get a refund, and hopefully they will be the variety l ordered, they are quite distinct being bi coloured . 

  • JIMMMYJIMMMY Posts: 241



    If you really want them, go ahead and purchase them, as with free postage they will not break the bank!

    If they do not do well and you have not got great expectations, then you will not be disappointed, good luck!

    Also with plants of that size I would expect from previous experience you would be looking more like three to four years to see flowering stems appearing!


  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    Thanks Jimmy. Agapanthus love my south facing garden and do well here. So I'm going to go for it with fingers crossed. I've not purchased much before online, always preferring to buy bigger from my excellent local garden centre. But they don't stock this variety. I would hope they will send up at least one flower next summer, but l am forever an optimist. What varieties do you grow?

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,328

    Been eyeing Twister up for ages lilysilly - thanks to your post I have bitten the bullet and ordered too .....fingers crossed image

  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    Oh that's good Chicky, we 'll have to compare them when they come, and see how they grow. I even watched a clip on YouTube of an agapanthus grower showing them off before l ordered, just to help me decide yay or nay. ?

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