I would like to share some photos but I am unable to load here. Agave tequilana azul: Weber's blue agave is used to make tequila, but it is also a very attractive garden plant, reaching upward of 6 feet tall and flowering in six to eight years with yellow blooms. The stock is growing 6” per day, an unreal pace. You also can remove any pups and replant them—they’ll root easily. Hi, Bought and moved into a new house in a Bayside area of Brisbane 9 months ago. It is probably 8 feet tall and ten feet wide. Debra. Oak Park, Illinois, USA, 18th July, 2013. Any info is greatly appreciated thanks. However I recently saw a photo of one blooming in a small pot. To our shock we saw the spike enrage and grew about 3-4 feet in just 2 weeks. I found your page by searching ‘agave blooming’ but didn’t find what I would like to know: my agave is something that a friend brought back from Texas years ago. Yes, your attenuatas will die after blooming. I’m sure the chances of getting two blooms in as many years is quite slim, so we are definitely celebrating around here! I’m just getting acquainted with agaves and have four (including a new little Americana pup) here in Portland, OR. I’ve never heard of the term “monocarpic”. I have an agave in my yard my son brought home to me about 10years ago. Agaves are monocarpic, meaning they die after flowering. It already has 2 stalks and i thunk a 3rd coming up. Hi, Nicole — Agaves have fibrous leaves, and yours is notable in that it’s the one that sisal is made from. What a wonderful post! Thank you. It has many smaller plants around it and they are too becoming much bigger now. At its base grow pups of the mother plant. Is it too late to get tequila from the plant base? Have several offsets from the Blue Boy. I have an agave plant had no idea thats what it was till i googled it it grew all last winter and the winter before last and now it blooming. It’s Sad that there’s nothing to do to save, guess we’ll have to another one. well at least I get to plant them in my small little patch. The appearance of its long, curved stalk earned Agave attenuata the common name “foxtail agave.”. They are just amazing. I have 3 blue silver surfer agaves. (I must read generally about 100 lines to get 1 good new information; though i usually do it in a diagonal mode fast reading not 100 % efficient). This branches and produces masses of nectar-rich flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees. Agave nectar, now sold in many supermarkets, is a popular natural sweetener. If you're in Southern CA, see my list of succulent nurseries and destinations. I also love the Agave desmettiana, so interesting & rare that they are all blooming at the same time. Hi Debra – I have really enjoyed your book and I’ve already preordered your next book from Amazon. Thanks…. I have an agave blue ember that has decided to bloom after ten years in the ground. I have a chapter in Designing with Succulents just on color—the leaves of so many succulents are colorful. Do you think that I could safely grow Agave attenuata (my favorite) without sun damage? It blooms after ten years or more in spring and dies after flowering. In fact, one of agaves most common uses in the landscape is for privacy or basically as mass plantings of thorny unpleasant defense plants. I have witnessed a number of agave americana’s; but about a month ago I witnessed a agave tequiliana started to bloom. And I just want to be sure what you are telling me. So interesting architecturally and different from what goes here in New England… though I do have Yucca growing … out of character I know for our landscape… and this member of the Agave family does not seem to die after blooming. Well, much to my joy, today, 10/9/09, I discovered an asparagus-like stem in the middle starting to emerge! Hi Debra, Thank you for the informative post. There isn’t much shade. It depends. 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