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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Confederate Rose…Agave sp.?

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9401172

Ok…This one is throwing me completely…This was given to me by my BIL…He says it's a "Confederate Rose" Agave sp. I've had it for a year now, and it doesn't seem to grow at all! Not sure what I'm doing or not doing right. The second picture is another one he gave me, saying that it is the same plant. Really? Love to hear what you all think. Thanks!

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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 29, 2013
2:10 PM

Post #9401636

it does look like two Agaves.
I always thought "confederate rose" referred to a Hibiscus.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9401699

Could the "Confederate rose" part be a cultivar name?

Don't know these plants well enough to have an opinion, but a google of "agave confederate rose" turned up many links:
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&gs_mss=aqgave&cp=13&gs_id=5x&xhr=t&q=agave+confederate+rose&es_nrs=true&pf=p&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=aqgave+confed&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41642243,d.dmg&fp=e799e6813721f4e0&biw=1360&bih=634
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2013
4:26 PM

Post #9401836

Hi! Yeah, thanks! Vestia, When I heard my BIL say Confederate Rose, I too immediately thought Hibiscus.
purpleinopp, thanks also…Yes, many links…In fact the one I found here at DG is Agave 'Baja'…Which I will be looking at a little more closely.

But the two, in my opinion, don't look alike…Maybe growing in different 'conditions'?

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2013
6:36 PM

Post #9401978

That may mean your BIL just thinks it is the same plant because he sees Agave... not the differences in the agaves...SO MANY Agaves!!!! I think that is normal growth for the first pic- I see those small, not large...
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9402267

I might have agreed with that, kittriana, except that he said it was a 'pup' from the original plant. That's why I was kind of leaning towards the possibility of growing conditions. Hmmm….

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 2, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9405954

Shame your bil didnt take a pic of the mama plant! No, I don't think growing conditions. Too much difference as a pup. Dunno where our succulent experts are...
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2013
10:09 AM

Post #9405957

Hi kittriana, I also posted on Cacti /Succulent and palmbob checked in… http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296387/

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 2, 2013
10:17 AM

Post #9405963

Good.chuckl. just catchin ol threads. i go look i curious.

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