SUCCULENTS

AGAVE varieties

Agave attenuata is a succulent that forms large rosettes of attractive spineless leaves atop a stout stem that grow up to 4 feet tall. The leaves are yellowish green, blue green to gray-green and up to 28in long, and 6in wide. Flowers are greenish-yellow and appear in summer on 10ft long, drooping flower stems. The rosette dies after flowering, but produces offsets around the base, ofter forming a colony or rosettes.

 

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Agave angustifolia 'Varigata' is an evergreen, succulent plant up to 4 feet tall and wide, with a dense rosette, rounded in outline, atop a short trunk that is usually hidden until plants get some age. The leaves are long, fairly stiff, narrow and concaved towards the middle with a broad central band colored pale green and strong creamy-white margins that often have a flush of pink. Flowers appear once plant reaches 10 years of age, it sends up to 10 feet long spike with a well branch panicle bearing greenish-white flowers.

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Agave 'Kissho Kan' is a succulent that forms stunningly symmetrical rosettes of silver-blue to blue-green leaves bordered in creamy-white. The individual rosettes make a perfect container specimen, creating a slowly offsetting clump up to 15in tall x 18in wide. Leaves are thick, rigid, soft, with leaf spines that emerge yellow, then change to light brown and age to a dark cinnamon color.

 

 

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Agave 'Blue Flame' resembling a blue flame with its gracefully incurved leaf, it is an evergreen succulent with elegant rosettes of flexible blue-green leave with finely serrated margins and a terminal spine. This one rarely flowers. Makes a dramatic focal point or accent and can be used in decorative pots. Grows 2-3ft tall x 3-4ft wide.

Easily grown in slightly acidic, sandy or gravelly, well drained soils. Tolerates part shad in hot area and to prevent scorching of foliage. Little irrigation or regular for more vigor. Drought tolerant & deer resistant.

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