Agave Salmiana in Flower

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Agave Salmiana in Flower

Post by jankol » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:09 am

I have a rather large agave salmiana planted out in my garden since 1992. It has reached gigantic proportions and last week showed the first signs of flowering. The original leaves are wide ( and very heavy) with sharp teeth,the newer leaves shorter, much narrower and with a serrulated edge rather than teeth.
In habitat the flower stalk can reach 7-8 metres, what will happen in Worcester Park we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: Agave salmiana

Post by Martin » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:30 am

I suspect thats going to be quite impressive if it makes it before winter

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Re: Agave salmiana

Post by Diane » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:53 am

Not far from me if you are in Worcester Park!
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Re: Agave salmiana

Post by jankol » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:50 am

Martin wrote:I suspect thats going to be quite impressive if it makes it before winter

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Worcester Park is on the southern edge of London,near Epsom
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Re: Agave salmiana

Post by Tina » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:37 pm

Looks great, I'm impressed that it has grown so well outside.
Do you give it any protection for winter?.
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Re: Agave salmiana

Post by jankol » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:40 pm

It has never had any protection since planted. I have found that agve bracteosa will withstand anything the British winter can throw at it ( at least in this area) and agave filifera is pretty resilient as well. I had 2 agave parrasana that grew without any cover to flowering but a recent effort with this species was less successful. Currently agave ovatifolia, gentryi, nigra and striata are doing well outdoors.
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Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:33 pm

Yes it has been a very good year for them in the garden, here is Agave australis in the front garden, it has been in that position for about 6 to 8 years now, flowers most years.
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Post by Diane » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:15 pm

That looks more like a Yucca, Ray!
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Post by Paul in Essex » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:12 am

Jan - glad to see you made it finally! What your picture fails to give is any sense of scale - that plant is immense! I'll see if I can find a pic from somewhere with you standing next to it.

Ray - that is Yucca gloriosa 'variegata', not an agave.
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Re: Agave Salmiana in Flower

Post by Lyn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:06 am

So exciting to see :-)
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