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Old 2021-05-29, 12:36   #94
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
Fargesia nitida flowered about 2005. My specimens died and I never got a round to replacing them with current-generation seedlings. For this species the flowering cycle is around 100-120 years.
The ornamental Agave americana is commonly known as the "century plant," although it usually only grows for 10-20 years before it flowers and dies.

Fargesia nitida seems much more deserving of the name.

A plant that only flowers and goes to seed once in its life cycle is called a "monocarp."

In 2015, a specimen at the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens bloomed and died after having lived for 80 years.
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