Agave 'Blue Glow' Bloom Update, With Surprise Development

Glow on...
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I continue to wait for the 'Blue Glow' seed pods to ripen.  Months have passed.  A few weeks more, at least.  There are plenty of pods, those in this next photo, on the side stalk.  There are many more on the main flower stalk.
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The surprise development I saw yesterday morning as I stared, stared, stared at the towering main flower stalk.  Way up at the top, some fifteen feet (4.5 M) high... 
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WTF!  Bulbils!!!  How awesome is that?    
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 Very awesome! 
How long I can bear to wait to cut down the stem to get at them?  Not long.  In the meantime, we're both glowing.
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Comments

  1. It looks as though blue glow lives on after flowering. Is this the case? I almost bought one of these when we visited my son in Phoenix. Regret that I didn't. It's a beauty.

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    1. It appears to branch after bloom, like A. striata does. Nice that it lives on, but it loses that perfect symmetry.

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  2. Seed pods - Win

    Bulbils - WIn

    Plant still looking great - WIN

    Great way to start weekend.

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  3. Oooooo such a gorgeous plant! Congrats on your new pups! :)

    Happy Gardening and Best Wishes,

    Sheri
    www.pompanobeachgardening.blogspot.com

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  4. Your excitement is contagious! Now, I'm going out to work in the garden. : ) Beautiful pictures as always Gail.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Stay cool out there--hot today.

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    1. I thought I might try growing some, to see what the seedlings are like.

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    2. Do you want some seeds? I'll have thousands, literally.

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    3. Very possibly. (That's why I asked, though I didn't realize we were talking about thousands. That's sort of terrifying.)

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  6. Does this mean that Blue Glow doesn't die after flowering?

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    1. Apparently not. It appears to branch like A. striata. Time will tell more.

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  7. Holy. Smokes. That is the coolest!

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  8. Score! Something to look forward to in some of my designs, to liberate...

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    1. Worth a try. Doesn't like too much heat, though, I get some sunburn when temps go over 95F.

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  9. this is marvelous news and reason to leave the bloom spike alone for however long it takes.

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    1. I'm thinking about trying to knock some down with a strong spray from the hose. Hard to wait.

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    1. A nice surprise. Wasn't expecting anything.

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  11. Beautiful colors and spines in the leaf edges, congrats on the bulbils!

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  12. Wow! The way you're going, you could open an agave nursery (in your spare time).

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    1. Spare time needs to be wasted on the internet. :^( Need to do better.

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  13. Great to see those bulbils up there, much excitement. I get excited when I find a bud on my yellow nasturtium, gardens are filled with so many unexpected surprises and happy anticipation.
    xoxoxo ♡

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