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May 24, 2020 10:16 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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The California Capitol has added to its cactus garden a few new modest beds that includes this Agave I'd overlooked thinking it was another americana. I saw it again today and realized it was quite different. Perhaps 'cornelius' ? Wild guess but it is growing small and has some wavy leaf margins. Anyone know it? I tip my hat to you.

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May 24, 2020 11:55 PM CST
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Nice! I think you are right that it looks like Agave 'Cornelius', which at least to my understanding is supposed to be a sport of Agave americana.
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May 25, 2020 12:05 AM CST
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Very nice Cornelius.
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Jun 10, 2020 4:01 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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I'll be watching it with great interest. Thanks I tip my hat to you.
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Jun 10, 2020 5:09 PM CST
Name: TK
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What a cool plant! Smiling
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Jun 10, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Gorgeous plant! I'm going to have to pay more attention to the gardens around the capitol building.
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Sep 20, 2020 7:09 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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Just an update.... ran into the person who purchased/planted/cares for the Capitol's cactus garden but he could not remember the name. I suggested 'Cornelius' but he couldn't confirm. Here's new photos. It's really doing quite nicely.
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Sep 20, 2020 9:43 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Doing nicely appears to be an understatement nodding . Looking at the first photo and the great concoction of plants near and in the background of the subject makes me wonder if you never have things that batter and mar and scar plants during their growing lifetime. Hail and wind blowing debris would keep this area from ever having a display like that. Not to mention all the insects and varmints. Great photos to look at.
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Sep 20, 2020 10:51 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
A VERY happy 'Cornelius'!! We had a nice big one with lots of pups but Agave weevils got it. We'll have to try again and preventatively use systemic for protection.
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Sep 21, 2020 4:22 AM CST
Name: Ross
Lancashire, England, UK
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That is absolutely beautiful! Very big too! Bet it weighs a lot.
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Sep 21, 2020 4:54 AM CST
Name: Eric
Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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There's just something that gets me exited about a plant with teeth. Beautiful plant!
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Sep 27, 2020 7:56 AM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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@needsrain This garden gets battered by hail and occasionally very badly. There's also a troop of ground squirrels that live in just this cactus garden. There very out of place. Worst of all for the cactus are people! Theft of all things. Just hack of a piece or dig it up lock stock and Golden barrel!
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Sep 27, 2020 10:44 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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@HamiltonSquare
I hate to hear that. None of that is showing in your photos. It's especially sad about people being the worst.
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