by germinatrix | April 28th, 2009
Look what I spied on my walk a few days ago!
This agave, Agave parryi truncata, is one of my very very favorites – I know I say this all the time, but – WELL! Agaves are so special to me, and I have so many that I am crazy about! Agave parryi truncata is a prefect size for smaller gardens, has that great gray color with dramatic black fingernails, and because the shape is curved inward (like a closed artichoke), it isn’t quite as pokey as other agaves. LOVE!
I can’t wait to see what this bloom is going to look like … I get different info from different sources (not unusual in the world of plants and planting) – but I think a 12 ft spike with yellow or purple flowers is what we have to look forward to. WOW.
The hummingbirds in my neighborhood are going to get so fat…
4/29 EMERGENCY LINK!