On May 1st I noticed that my Dasylirion texanum was starting to form a bloom spike. I didn't even realize that they bloom!
I planted it in May of 2012, when it was just a wee thing. I got it at the Rare Plant Research sale. It's sited in a sharp-draining gravel berm in full sun, facing dead south.
Here we are on May 19th, two and a half weeks after I noticed the bloom stalk. It grew quickly, adding noticeable height on a daily basis.
On June 5th the blooms began to emerge.
And June 15th, about six weeks after I first noticed the bloom spike.
The bloom spike topped out at just over 12' from the base of the plant. The base of the plant is showing some yellowing, which I hope is normal and not a sign of the plant dying.
The hum of the bees covering this thing is audible from the driveway, which is pretty cool.
Happy bloom day! As always, a big thanks to Carol, our host at May Dreams Gardens.
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