Agapanthus Pruning: Tips On Cutting Back Agapanthus

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Trimming agapanthus plants is an easy task that keeps this perennial bloomer from becoming shaggy and overgrown. Additionally, regular agapanthus pruning can discourage rambunctious plants from becoming overly weedy and invasive. Read on to learn more about when and how to prune agapanthus plants. Should I Trim Agapanthus? Agapanthus is a nearly indestructible, summer-blooming plant that will likely survive even without regular maintenance. However, dedicating a few minutes to deadheading, trimming and cutting back agapanthus will pay off with healthier plants and bigger, more impressive blooms. Trimming Agapanthus Plants: Deadheading Deadheading – which involves simply removing blooms as soon as they wilt – keeps the plant neat and tidy throughout spring and summer. More importantly, it allows the plant to produce more blooms. Without deadheading, the plant goes to seed and the blooming season is shortened considerably. To deadhead agapanthus,

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