07 April 2009

Jardin Exotique - Agave Attenuata


Here's a close up of the hanging plant we saw yesterday. The Latin name is Agave Attenuata - commonly called Swan's Neck or Foxtail.

The plant originates in Mexico but, as you see, is more than happy in Monaco's Jardin Exotique. I've had a small version of this plant in a pot for several years and every winter it almost kicks the bucket and then in spring it miraculously recovers when the weather gets warmer but frankly never makes any progress. Gorbio is doubtless just a little too high and not warm enough in winter. They flourish though in Menton gardens.

7 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

You know I love cactus. This is very interesting looking. Great perspective. Also, I am glad you liked the Crazy 88 butterfly and it was real and free when I took the shot. It is a very unique butterfly.

alice said...

Wow! I've never seen such an amazing flower!

Sharon said...

Great photo of a gorgeous plant. I'll have to check back at the Desert Botanical Gardens and see if they happen to have a specimen. I don't remember seeing one.

Babooshka said...

I had to laugh this shot is right under mine in community favs, same clours blue on green, but well you really have the more exotic image. It's oozing with botanical intrigue.

Halcyon said...

Wow! It looks quite different from close up. I bet this would grow in Mississippi, but I'm not sure what my neighbors would think!

BASRIC said...

I love interesting and unusual flora and this is definitely in that category. Thanks for sharing.

PJ said...

Tagging this garden as exotic is wonderfully appropriate, some of the plants look like they're from another planet. Thanks for sharing this Jilly, just stunning.

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