Beschorneria septentrionalis

Brian Whyer
Mon, 20 Jun 2005 03:34:46 PDT
I have not thought of this plant being bulbous before, but it is one of
my many plants that I have not closely acquainted myself with below the
ground, yet.
B. yuccoides is described as polycarpic, as distinct from monocarpic.
Can I assume B. septentrionalis is the same. My present plant is a 4-5'
diameter rosette with a stake through its heart, where the first flower
stem was frosted off at around 2.5'. Am I going to get the existing
rosette reshooting from the centre, or is it only polycarpic in the
sense that this rosette stays green while new shoots form round the

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

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