Chad Cox

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:19:27 PST
The UC Botancal Garden in Berkeley has a large collection of Puya species,
alll growing outside for several decades. They bloom regularly. The most
unusual and largest is Puya raimondii from Peru/Bolivia. Said to bloom only
after 75-100 yrs in nature, several years ago, we had a bloom in a 26 yr
old (planted as seed in the Garden). Many Puya come from mountainous areas.
The P. raimondii typically occurs from 10-14,000 ft in the Andes and might
well live n Mass.


On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 4:49 AM, Jane Sargent <> wrote:

> You grow puya! I saw some in Venezuela once. Rumor has it that they have a
> tendency to autocombust, and that some kinds take 150 years to flower. Some
> have turquoise flowers. Does anybody know what zones they will live in? I´d
> love to grow them in Massachusetts for the next 150 years or so.
> Jane Sargent
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