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Can I grow agapanthus from seed?

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Agapanthus can be grown from seed. Also known as African lilies, Agapanthus plants are slow to germinate and can take up to five years before blooming when grown from seed.

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To propagate agapanthus from seed, acquire seeds from a mature plant in the spring. Sow immediately in starter pots with a 3:1 ratio of potting soil to sand. Water after placing two seeds in each pot. Cover with a thin soil layer, then cover with plastic wrap and place the pots on seedbed warmers. Sprouts should appear in three to five weeks. Put the plants in a bigger pot after they are 1 inch tall, then transplant them outdoors in the autumn.

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