Dennis Kramb
Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:57:26 PDT
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.

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