I took this photo to show Kris how the bloom would look. It does look pretty, doesn't it? I think it is among the few blooms that are huge. It measures almost a foot across.
Not many people let their plants come to this stage. They would cut the blooming heads just a few days after they started to bloom, for cooking. But I didn't intend to use the plant as food so I let it be.
My next task now is to clear the plant and nurse the new seedlings that are coming up for next year's show.