|Unknown Agapanthus from 2016 blooming in 2017.|
About a year ago, I divided its root system into two plants, and one of them bloomed in September, 2017.
Meanwhile, I'd purchased a couple more for my collection. That's me--send me a little luck with a plant and I have to buy more.
One of the Agapanthus I picked up at a GWA symposium/trade show as a sample in fall, 2016. To tell the truth, I got three; they were small. I treated them like the others, its first season beginning in spring of 2017.
|Flowers of Agapanthus 'Neverland' have a delicate |
purple stripe at the center of each petal.
Although not a deep blue like many of the best cultivars, 'Neverland' had flowers of the palest purple with deeper purple stripes down the center of each petal.
And then there is a cultivar called 'Elaine', which I ordered from Glasshouse Works last spring. This cultivar promises flowers of a deeper blue, and according to Glasshouse Works owner Ken, it's easier to flower than some of the others.
It was ready to practically jump out of the plastic pot I planted it in. I thought I'd best knock it out of the pot and deal with it first. I had to slit the pot down one side to get it out, but what I found were some seriously healthy roots.
|Agapanthus 'Elaine' was struggling to be released from the pot she's been in for nearly a year.|
I planted it in a pot about an inch or so larger on all sides, because Agapanthus like their roots to settle in nice and cozy before putting out any blooms. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.