Hoping for an id even though I don't have a picture. I saw one once on a garden
show shown from North Carolina, so I thought it MIGHT be hardy here in the upper
part of South Carolina. But this week I happened to drive by a huge one in
somebody's yard, so obviously it is hardy for here.
It is a succulent, looks more or less like an Aloe vera, but it is several feet
tall and around. It looks like it has a coating of powdered sugar. And it is a
species that can tolerate zone 7 winters. Any ideas? I want one of those
Something like this?
or one of these?
Here in the Washington, DC area (zone 7), some kind of agaves or
yuccas are moderately common, including in the house we bought. We
have a nice big clump of three or so plants. They send up a nice
flower spike with white flowers (especially striking at night). Ours
does not die after flowering (some do, although they might send out
additional plants first). But I don't know what species are most
popular or work best (or even which one is in my yard, for that
They are, of course, native to drier climates. But ours has required
no maintenance and seems to be doing fine.
Followup question-- I ordered a couple of Agave_americana, a kind that is
supposed to die after flowering. If mine do settle in and grow, can pruning
flower stalks when they start to grow keep the plant alive, or would it die
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