Wilting Agapanthus - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Clarita, CA
Question by hoopsterj
June 14, 2000
We have planted a lot of agapanthus is our yard and recently all but 4 platns have become very wilty and the leaves droop and eventually turn brown. Are they getting too much water or not enough water? The ground seems moist and is covered with a bark ground cover. All of the plants look on the verge of dying. What could be wrong with them?

Answer from NGA
June 14, 2000


Agapanthus thrives in full to partial sun exposure, in loamy soil. But, it's adaptable enough to grow well in heavy clay soil, as well. Once established, agapanthus can get along with only occasional watering so perhaps you're overwatering your plants. You might want to dig one plant up and inspect the roots and the soil around them. If the soil doesn't drain quickly, don't water so often. If it drains fast, you can pour on the water while the plants are blooming, then withhold water when they're not.

Hope your agapanthus perks up soon!

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