Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) Leaves are yellowing - Knowledgebase Question

Cumming, GA
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Question by harlowhunt
June 27, 2006
We are in a drought but have watered my plants because they are new. I have sprayed for insects faithfully.What do do to keep the leaves from yellowing? Also they have not grown much since I put them in.They are planted in fresh Miracle-Gro soil for flowers and gardens

Answer from NGA
June 27, 2006
You didn't say how long your agapanthus has been planted in the ground. If you just recently installed them, they could be going through a little transplant shock. If you keep them well watered they should adjust in a few weeks and you'll see new growth. It's natural for some of the older leaves to turn yellow and die; these will be replaced by healthy new leaves as the season extends. I'd just be patient with the plants - I think they'll snap out of it soon. Best wishes with your garden!

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