At 01:18 PM 4/24/2005, you wrote: >I have one Manfreda viriginica that [...] has never produced any offspring. Do you mean pups? I've assumed that mine has pups. I suppose it could be other seedlings growing tightly against each other. Do Manfredas make pups? I wish I could remember where mine came from. I don't seem to have written it down anywhere (as I usually do with most acquisitions). My best guess was the NEWFS (New England Wild Flower Society) seed exchange. Anyway, a 5 foot bloom stalk sounds fantastic! I've seen pictures of Agaves with enormous bloom stalks over 25 feet tall. So I'm glad to hear Manfreda virginica will also make quite a statement in the garden. In other news, my arilbred iris seedlings are sending up bloom stalks. They grow side by side with my Manfreda in my rock & gravel garden. I can't wait to see them all bloom! One clump is quite dainty with all the plants ranging from 2 inches to 4 inches tall. Most of the other arilbreds are considerably taller. Dennis in Cincinnati where it snowed yesterday and is in the 60's (Fahrenheit) today.