St. Petersburg,, Fl
|After daffodils bloomed I tied leaves into a neat knot@ ground. Should I do that w/agapanthus, too?
Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010
|You can if you're careful. The only concern with knotting the leaves is that you can stop the transportation of carbohydrates which the leaves manufacture and send back to the roots to restore the energy they used the previous season. If you gently bend the foliage over without breaking it, you can secure it by placing a stone over the top of the foliage which will make your garden look neater. If you break the leaves when you bend them down or knot them, the vascular system won't be able to transport energy back to the roots of the plants. This can result in few or no blooms the following year.
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