The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I bought 2 new agapanthus to replace those i lost last winter. I dont think i looked after them properly so only have myself to blame. I have read that the crowns need covering with 6-9in on straw and overwintering in a greenhouse. Firstly, my greenhouse is unheated so will they still be ok in there, and secondly should i cut back the leaves? I have lost the plant label so am unsure which agapanthus i have. Thanks



I wouldn't cut back the leaves - its a pity you don't know which variety they are, quite a few are fully hardy in the ground (though not necessarily in pots). However, as you don't know, move the pots to somewhere frost free for the winter - but if your greenhouse is cold and the winter is another arctic one, how sure can you be that they'll be frost free in there?

29 Aug, 2011


Mine is a non hardy variety..growing in a pot..sorry ,don't have the label now..but I stored it in a plastic growhouse last winter..wrapped in fleece,after the leaves had died down naturally,and the plant had dried out..The previous year,it was in the shed,same treatment it has survived the worst two winters we have had for a.long time..good luck..

29 Aug, 2011


thanks both of you, i appreciate your advice.

30 Aug, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?