I have an agave,and its just starting to flower, can anyone tell me why  it flower so late when the frosts will kill it?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,069

    Does it always flower this late or is it just another effect of 'summer' 2012?

  • the frost will kill it,it is flowering because its fooled into thinking its the right conditions.I bring mine in unless you have a very sheltered protectected area.

  • It has only flowered twice in 9 yrs and both times this late, I can`t bring it in because its planted in a south facing corner of the garden.

  • I have found the same with my Yuccas (gloriosa) whose 3 flower stems are trying to open since beginning of November. Perhaps because the seasons have been very mixed up this year? Compare the two pictures: Nov 2012 and June 2006 





  • thanks for your replies I guess i`ll just have to hope that one year I`ll see it in its glory.

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