Blooming Agave 'Blue Glow' Update & Legacies
The flowers are opening now. I've been taking pollen and touching up a nearby blooming Manfreda in hopes of ending up with a Blue Mangave Group.
One of the axial rosettes is sending up a bloom stem as well.
I read somewhere that one can root axial rosettes from an Agave--they can eventually send down roots--removing the leaves below those rosettes can aid in the process. Perhaps I'll try that on the rosettes that do not bloom.
The bloom stem has hundreds if not more than a thousand individual flowers.
The petals are a greeny-yellow. Everything else about the flower is burgundy.
I think my plant is looking better than the other 'Blue Glow' Agaves I've seen in bloom. Mine was long-established--perhaps that means I'll get some viable seed. It would be interesting to see what the seed produces. A legacy of a beautiful plant.
Nearby some seedling roses have appeared. I was sure they were not sprouting 'Dr. Huey' rootstock, and it seems I am correct, as the little plants a few inches tall have flower buds. 'Dr. Huey' only produces flowers on growth at least one year old. A legacy of a rat that enjoyed rose hips and spread the seeds around.
I wonder if I'll get any little seedling rose worth keeping. 'Jubilee Celebration' is certainly that--the plants I moved last year are doing wonderfully--much better than they did in their old location. I often wonder if that is Hoover's legacy--the spot they are in was where he loved to take a pee.
Thanks for the legacy, buddy-boy.