Oh no! Poor thing.
Back on December 5th he was looking bold and strong, of course that was before our sudden February winter. Because of the lack of spikes on the sides of the leaves I'm guessing this one
I first spotted all of these in ground agaves back in October (here). I do love it when a nursery does a little test planting that we all can learn from. Here's an Agave 'Sharksin' looking pretty darn good, all things considered.
These two look great...
Agave parrasana, maybe? (totally a guess)
I should know this one, there's something very familiar about it. Perhaps a small Agave ovatifolia? Or maybe it's Agave parrasana? I'd love to hear what you think.
Over on the display table, where everyone was left in place for the winter weather (I do believe).
The front of the table...
Agave 'Mr. Ripple'
Another Agave parryi
Agave ferdinandi-regis, not so happy.
And Agave americana 'Aureomarginata' looking surprisingly solid except for that one arm.
I found it really educational to see how these different plants handled what weather came their way and appreciate they weren't quickly tossed to make way for fresh inventory. Hopefully those with damage will be marked down or sent home with employees to grow out of it.
Love this Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef' and almost bought a pot, until I remembered it gets smaller and smaller every year (for me at least). Besides, why plant a herbaceous groundcover?
These tender succulents tables are filling up for the season, and look like they've already found some buyers. Such bright happy colors!
A better looking Agave ferdinandi-regis.
Mmm, not so much for this one.
Nice tall one-gallon pineapple guava, Acca sellowiana.
Of course I had to stop and admire the blooming star magnolia...
And this M. Felix Jury, what a beauty! Backed by an equally beautiful Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree).
Inside the shop there's always a fine selection of houseplants and tender succulents.
And Dyckia 'Silver Nickle' puts a wrap on this nursery visit...
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