A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

100 Year Blossoms


The Century plants out front are blooming great masses of flowers that resemble white banana peppers.

They say these yucca type plants bloom once in 100 years, thus the name.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its more like every 7 to 10 years that they bloom, but I guess Century plant sounds better than decade plant.

9:49 AM  
Blogger T. Hernlund said...

Yeah. It does bloom once in a lifetime. But its lifetime, which is apparently only 7 to 20 years.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/CF/plants/species_detail.cfm?ID=3


-T.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous ditto said...

Mine have bloomed twice. Once last year and again this year.
Very pretty.

4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you, but that's not a century plant. The leaves and stalk aren't right. It looks like some kind of yucca.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maguey

8:31 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Around here, Anon, we call them Centuries. they may be named different elsewhere. A lot of things are.

3:48 PM  

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