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Plant of the century


This pair of Century plants in the Kirby Tally yard on Yucca Drive recently bloomed.

The blooming occurs infrequently but when it does the stalks shoot up 10-14 feet in a short time.

Tally says that they’ve had other Century plants bloom but this is the first time they’ve had two at one time.

He says after they bloom the plant dies. New plants grow from its roots, however.


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