“It’s actually pretty hard to kill most plants. It’s the other ones you’ll covet.”
And it has already begun. I am coveting a plant that could be particularly difficult to grow in the Midwest. I know this not because of my expert gardening knowledge but because I found it as a regional pick in Fine Gardening. It was a regional pick for the southwest region, and that is not my area, BUT, and this is a very big BUT, the hardiness zones on the Century plant Agave parryi are 4-10 and Minnesota could be considered zone 4, maybe, if it isn’t a hard winter for the next 10-15 years. Here is why I desire this plant so much.
From Fine Gardening: Century plant boasts a trance-inducing turquoise beauty. This plant remains compact for most of its 10-12 year life span. In its last year, it produces one of the most striking flowers on earth.
Imagine this, a life of effort for one crowning moment of glory. And it is all worth it.
How beautiful! I did see one blooming once….the plant itself was about the size of our house. It sent up a HUGE spike and at the top……wow! Go Gardening Girl!