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My huge White Agapanthus has about 28 flower spikes but they have gradually leant over so much the flower heads are now on the ground and look very unsightly. Can I cut them all off (saving some of the seeds) without it affecting next year's flowering.



I would dig them up after flowering, split them, add feed and then bury them deeper. That will help stop the stems following over.

1 Sep, 2014


If they're not in full sun, they have a tendency to reach forward to get more light, and that's often the cause of this problem. Yes, you can cut the flowers off now, it won't impact on next year's flowering.

1 Sep, 2014


Thanks very much to both of you, I think I will have to split the plant as it has grown so massive, even though I know they like their roots to be restricted. And I will cut off the flower spikes now. Again, thanks for your help.

1 Sep, 2014


I'll say it again - its a myth about restricting the roots - hardy varieties grow and flower perfectly well in open ground, Valatwell, so don't worry about it.

1 Sep, 2014

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