Manfreda/Agave virginica

Adam Fikso
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:44:36 PDT
Where I am it's so much water.  Everything is really lush, including weeds 
that can race to 6 feet in a week. Here in Glenview, IL near Chicago USDA 
5a.  Havenn't been able to grow the Mangave though-- dies after a week of 
zero weather.  But crinums came through near the house along with Eucomis 
and  Lagerstroemia, was apparently root hardy, and is up a foot out away 
from the house, no mulch. .

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim McKenney" <>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:27 PM
Subject: [pbs] Manfreda/Agave virginica

In the by lines to a recent post I mentioned that some hybrid lilies here
are approaching 9 feet in height.

Manfreda virginica, which is blooming for the first time here, has an
inflorescence which is already over six feet high - and the lowest flower
bud has yet to open.

Is it something in the water - or just so much water?

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
7, where Brodiaea californica has been impressive this year.
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