Look what showed up in the garden. Our specimen of Agave ‘Mountain Man’…a hybrid of Agave montana and Agave gentryi decidied to flower for our spring open nursery and garden. This unusual hybrid starts its flower spike in the fall, which stops for the coldest part of winter, then starts growing again in spring. The spike showed no damage despite a winter low of 13 degrees F. Be sure to check this out when you visit…located just behind the welcome tent.
For those of us who are too far away to come – Does the mother plant die after it blooms?
Yes, after flowering/sex comes death…but what a way to go out.
Wowza! Can’t wait to see it in bloom!
How tall is the flowering spike?
Around 15′ tall.
Wow! bulging with life. Great photo!