Agapanthus in Michigan
I must say one my favorite flowers or one of them, when I lived in California over twenty years ago, had to be the very large Agapanthus africanus , I'd suspect, as I'm sure there are other species grown there as well. Anyway years ago, I grew some Headbourne Hybrids which are supposed to be the most cold hardy strain, though considered a non-evergreen variety. I was much surprised to get flowers in a few years indoors in winter, but thereafter have never seen another flower in probably over ten years, and I've grown some in-ground as well as pots, which I can bring in for our very cold winters and as mentioned never a single flower since the first year, though those original plants are long gone now and the ones I have now are offspring of the original seed grown ones from divisions. The ones grown in-ground yearound always die after a few years even with a heavy mulch and a warmer location next to my house, and even those wouldn't flower nor did they get nearly as large as the ones brought indoors for the winter. Anyway does anyone else grow them past zone 9, 8, or even 7 and get repeat blooms, or even as greenhouse plants or houseplants that flower regularly?? I should pitch my very old plants , but hate to give up, and perhaps I'm overlooking something with the fertilizing or something else. I still want to see those gorgeous blooms again!!