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RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9107228

Is anyone growing agapanthus in Georgia?

An ebay seller I bought a crinum from was selling an agapanthus.I got outbid on ebay, but I decided it would be a good plant to try because of the blue color,which I don't have in any of my summer flowers.

Bought a dark blue (standard) agapanthus,and a light sky blue agapanthus to see how they grow.

Just planted today. I'm not sure if I'll get blooms this year.

Here's a Dave's Garden pic file.

http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2010/10/28/plantladylin/ebecbd.jpg
RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9107242

Here's a pic of one of the dark blue large agapanthus I bought.

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RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9107688

Agapanthus planted. Day one. Dark blue agapanthus lily-of-the nile (12) on left. Smaller Summer Skies agapanthus on right (4).


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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9107767

There was a fall gathering of GA DGers several years back where several of us caravaned afterward to an end of year sale at a big wholesale grower in N. GA. They had Agapanthus in small pots for a few dollars. I bought one with expectations that it would get huge. We used to spend a lot of time in San Francisco. I only knew those giant stands of Agapanthus that are everywhere, including highway medians. I thought my purchase was a young plant. Now four or five years old, it is still small though spreading nicely. It blooms consecutively, several times from summer to fall with flowers under two inches. Not a floral wowzer but it fits in to my naturalized landscape
RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9108239

Laurel. If these grow for me I may eventually have some seed or divisions of the larger agapanthus to share.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9108460

That would be wonderful, Randy. Likewise with my little ones.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 22, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9134407

My little one is getting ready to bloom. I'll try to remember to take a photo.
RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 22, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9134431

Me too.

One of the dark blue ones has a scape up now, so I should have my first blooms in another week or so.
RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9188704

One of the 12 Agapanthus lily of the Niles I planted this spring. None of the other 11 are showing a scape yet.

The Summer Skies have 4 scapes starting to open up so I should have a picture of them in another week.

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riceke

riceke
Snellville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9236797

When is agapanthus supposed to bloom? I had planted one two years ago in a remote area and forgot I had planted it, so for the past two years I thought it was monkey grass coming up since there is a bunch of it nearby and had been weed wacking it every so often. This year it leafed out way ahead of the monkey grass so I thought whoops this is that plant I planted awhile ago. Didn't do anymore trimming on it and it has a nice bunch of leaves about a foot tall but didn't bloom yet.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9236827

Mine blooms several times throughout summer. It is a miniature form. It took a year or two to bloom after planting.

riceke

riceke
Snellville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
11:27 AM

Post #9236839

Well maybe they will bloom if they don't get wacked anymore. Thx maypop
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9236880

In truth, mine are kind of diddly. I thought I was buying young Agapanthus, not six inch Agapanthus. (
RandyRick
Dahlonega, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9241649

I took a couple pictures of the small Blue sky agapanthus, but they weren't spectacular. I've just had the one bloom form the large dark blue, and one set of 4 scapes from the small ones. diddly may be appropriate.

Its just their first year in the ground, so I'm happy to get one set of blooms. I've also obtained a single unknown agapanthus from a friend which is just starting to get its foliage above ground.

I expect better next year.

junelt
Jasper, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9243210

I used to grow Agapanthus in south Ga. Now in Chattanooga area and didn't realize they would grow here. I've seen several 12-18" clumps with flowers looking great! Hope to start some of my own.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9243300

Not all varieties are cold hardy. Make sure you get ones for your zone.

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