Starting Agapanthus (Lilly of the Nile) Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, TX
Question by joanmckinne
August 10, 1998
I harvested seeds from my agapanthus once the seed pods had dried and begun to open at the bottom. When will be the best time to try to sprout these seeds and does anything special need to be done to them first?


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Answer from NGA
August 10, 1998

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You can start them now in a cool, indoor location or wait until fall/winter if you wish. Select a good, disease free seed starting mix and just cover the seeds a 1/4 inch with the mix. Keep moist but don't overwater. Germination can be a bit slow (over a month) so be patient. Some gardeners place the planting tray in a dry cleaner's bag to hold in moisture until the seed germinate. After seeds emerge remove the bag.

Thanks for the question and good luck with your seeds!

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