Agapanthus africanus ssp. walshii

Eugene Zielinski
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 22:53:18 PST
Hello Linda.
Agapanthus seed isn't exceptionally long lived -- maybe 6 months to a year
-- so I would suggest sowing them now.  You can float them on water if you
like; just be sure to plant the seed before the root gets too long (1/2
inch or so).  Otherwise you can plant them in a pot.  Cover the seed with
about 1/4 inch of soil or grit and keep at room temperature (60-80 F).  The
seed should germinate in a month or so.
If you want to wait till you get to NM before you sow the seed, put them in
your refrigerator.  It will improve their shelf life.

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> Hi,
> I have seeds from these plants that I harvested this year after they
> flowered. I have no idea about how to propogate these from seeds. Someone
> at an arboretum suggested floating them in water until they germinate. Two
> questions:
> 1. Do they need to wait a while before I try to make them germinate?
> 2. Is there a special time of year in which to do this? (I live near the
> beach in Southern California but am thinking about a move early next year
> to New Mexico).
> New to this list and any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Linda S.
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