Midnight Blue Agapanthas (Monrovia) - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, TX
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Question by nmoorer
May 26, 2005
To encourage more blooms, should we pinch off blooms that have started falling off from rain or wind, etc? If so, where is the best place to cut or pinch? We purchased because the tag said the Midnight Blue will bloom from spring through fall ( and because of the very beautiful blooms). Do we leave the tall stalk in place or remove the stalk too? Thank You.

Answer from NGA
May 26, 2005
Your agapanthus is a reblooming type which means that after all the flowers on the flowering stalk are spent, you'll need to cut the stem off the plant. In a few weeks a second stalk will emerge and flowering will begin all over again. You can certainly pinch or pull off the spent blooms, one at a time, to keep the plant looking nice, but doing so won't encourage the same stalk to produce more flowers. What triggers reblooming is removal of the old flowering stalk.

Enjoy your new agapanthus!

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