The flower spike on our giant Agave salmiana x asperrima is timed perfectly for our Summer Open Nursery and Garden. We measured the spike on this 15 year old monster this morning at a whopping 29′ tall. The actually opening of the flowers should start around Friday and will continue for several weeks. We hope you’ll drop by for a visit during open house and take the opportunity to marvel at this wonder of nature.
Is this the tallest bloom you’ve had on an agave?
Yes, the tallest flower spike by quite a bit.
I hope that calling this elegant sylph a monster didn’t hurt her feelings…