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By Peking

United Kingdom Gb

Agapanthus - pot grown.
Is it more beneficial to cut the flower heads off in the Autumn after flowering or leave them until the following spring.

Had a senior moment!!



Depends on the plant - if its hydrangea, best left on.

5 Oct, 2011


Can you tell us which particular plants you have inind, Peking? For example, I leave the hydrangea heads on until spring, but I cut back most of the perennials after they finish flowering unless I want to collect seed.

5 Oct, 2011


There are definitely some perennial plants that need the top growth left on to give a little protection in the winter - e.g. Penstemons.

So - we really need to know which plant you're asking about, Peking.

5 Oct, 2011


Thanks for comments - I omitted to name the plant in question. Hence modified question

5 Oct, 2011


I always dead head my agapanthus then leave it to rest for the winter in a sheltered corner.

5 Oct, 2011


I leave them until the stems go brown, then take them off. They're in the border, not in pots.

5 Oct, 2011


I cut the stems off,when its finished flowering...(pot grown)..and as it's a tender one,it will be wrapped in fleece,when the leaves have died down,and kept in the shed..

6 Oct, 2011

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