Agapanthus

Have a potted agapanthus (African Lilly) in Atlanta area. It was planted early last year and bloomed later on. However, no bloom whatsoever this year. Any ideas as to why?
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YYZedd wrote:

container? If so, it might be suffering from transplant shock. There are several remedies on the market that you can buy to ease to plant back to blooming.
You could use some John and Bob's Soil Optimizer, Worm Gold Plus and/or Dr. Earth's general organic fertilizer. J&B's contains humic acid that will assist your plant and give it what it needs. Don't use a chemical fertilizer! >:o
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"A. Pismo Clam"

No, it was a bulb that was originally planted in the pot.

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YYZedd said:

Was it kept in the same, general environment this year, as last? (indoors, outdoors sun/shade, etc)
There are many varieties of Agapanthus, but they all make good container plants. I've found them to do best as they become a bit rootbound in their container. Perhaps it just needed a year to grow to the size of the pot that it's in (true of most Agapanthus). If the plant is otherwise healthy, it should be ok, and bloom next season (probably very proficiently). Bloom time is about over, so holding out any hopes for a bloom this year would be a waste.
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"Eggs Zachtly" wrote

Exact same spot it was last season. It gets sun and shade throughout the day.

It seems to be fine other than not blooming. I guess we'll see what happens in '07. Thanks for the input.
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Just a note along those lines. Live in S. central TX. Tomato plants in above ground garden did wonderfully until July. Almost gave up on them in August, lately all slowed to a crawl including flowering. Last two weeks have been mostly cloudy with some intermittent rain. Tomatoes are flowering all over the place. One tomato plant, that I thought was dying (lack of leaves), has produced alot of leaves and is flowering as well. I don't attribute it to watering, as I irrigate adequately but not excessively. I don't attribute it entirely to heat, as the heating of the air has come to near par of what was previously. The only thing left is actual sun exposure, and cloudiness, and slightly cooler temps. Tomatoes are supposed to "love" sun exposure. Definitely not the only one in the area who has seen this with tomatoes and other "sun loving" plants. You figure it out, I drew my own conclusions.
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