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Friday 13 December 2019

Q : Should I divide my African lily now?

Q : Should I divide my African lily now?

A: If you are considering dividing Agapanthus, common name for the African lily, here are some words of caution. They prefer their fibrous roots to be restricted. If you give them too much wriggle room, they sulk and produce very few flowers, so treat them mean and keep them keen. You could, if you like, collect the seed and sow it at this time of the year to produce more plants for your garden. The only problem with producing plants from seed is that they won't look like the mother plant exactly. If you are after an exact copy, then division of the plant is the way forward. Just be prepared for fewer flowers for a couple of years.

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