Occasional Daily Photo/Beschorneria 3/3/11

More impending drama. The first beschorneria to bloom in my garden. I think it’s B. septentrionalis but won’t know until it blooms. The narrow leaves look a little yuccoides, and there has been some wild hybridizing going on among the species by clever people like Tony Avent and Martin Grantham The only other beschorneria in my garden was purchased last year from Annie’s Annuals, Beschorneria x ‘Martin Grantham Hybrids,’ with leaves 3 times as wide as the one pictured. This one about to bloom was probably bought from Hinkley’s Heronswood’s catalogue, and how long ago has that been, but I must have moved it every single year since purchase. These agave relatives would seem to want a bit of ground and sky to themselves. Not asking a lot, really. So just before it would disappear forever, smothered under exuberant surrounding foliage, I ‘d rescue, replant. Repeat 3 or 4 times. Moved last year again when painting on the west side of the house commenced, replanted in a very open, gravelly strip against the east fence. Voila! Now, that wasn’t so hard, was it?


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4 Responses to Occasional Daily Photo/Beschorneria 3/3/11

  1. hoover says:

    It’s finally found the place it was meant to be! 🙂

  2. Les says:

    I carried a variety called ‘Ding Dong’ at the garden center several years ago and received endless grief from my employees because of the name.

  3. Denise says:

    Hoov, if only plants could speak it’d be much easier!
    Les, isn’t that Plant Delights’ poetic naming department at work for that one?

  4. Do show us a picture when it blooms, Denise. My sister used to say no plant was safe in our garden until it had been moved at least two or three times. Sometimes we’re better at siting these days, and still sometimes not…

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