Aug. 5, 2021
Tonto Basin century plant, Agave delamateri
How can we see century plants? Travel to the Arizona Tonto every year for a century hoping to see them bloom? Or search the web for the right nearby conservatory? This one was blooming in the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory In Ft. Wayne IN. Now, please excuse my rant! Delamateri? It's not all about us! Shouldn't there be a lot more plants named after Native Americans? How about apacheiana? Or better, just ask them. They discovered them all long before we did! Cultivated, Allen Co IN, 3/26/21. Century plant family, Agavaceae.