Couple of big flowering events in my garden.

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Couple of big flowering events in my garden.

Post by Paul in Essex » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:47 pm

It is always a thrill when some of the larger, more impressive plants let loose. This year my big old Puya hybrid has decided to put up 3 spikes at once - only ever one at a time previously.
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And a first time of flowering for me - Beschorneria albiflora. This is the odd man out in the genus as it grows a decent sized trunk.
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Post by Herts Mike » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:19 pm

Impressive stuff Paul.

Probably down to the May monsoon followed by the June heatwave.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:33 pm

Very impressive that you do so well with your outdoor plants. Pity it is so far to visit!
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Post by Tina » Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:11 am

Look really good Paul, always so interesting to see your plants flowering
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Re: Couple of big flowering events in my garden.

Post by Paul in Essex » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:05 pm

Thanks, folks. :smile: Growing stuff in the great outdoors means space is less of an issue and bigger plants can be let off the leash. That puya takes up about 2.5m x 2.5m, having grown to that size in 20-odd years since I planted it. :shock: Apparenty it is Puya alpestris ssp zoellneri (formely berteroniana) x chilensis.
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