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Agave havardiana is a medium- to large-sized century plant native to rocky grassland slopes (often alkaline) from west Texas into Mexico (4,000'-6,000' elevation). Agave havardiana forms a 3-4' wide glaucous blue, single rosette (rarely offsetting) of thick spiny leaves to 20" long and 6" wide...a very hardy species if protected from winter moisture when temperatures fall below 20 degrees F. Mature specimens of Agave havardiana are topped with stunningly massive 12' tall asparagus-looking…

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Truncata (Artichoke Agave) is an evergreen, perennial succulent forming tight rosettes of broad, short, thick, silvery-blue leaves with conspicuous reddish-brown teeth and terminal spines. While infrequent, mature plants (over 10 years) flower only once. ... (450 cm) with flower stalk. Agave parryi, known as Parry's agave or mescal agave, is a flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is a slow-growing succulent perennial native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. The leaves…

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Agave parrasana 'Globe' is a stunning Kelly Griffin selection of the hard-to-find Mexican Agave parrasana, a species found only in a small region (up to 8,000' elevation in Coahuila, Mexico). Agave parrasana 'Globe' is an extremely compact globe-shaped, sparsely-offsetting, 2' tall x 2' wide selection with great form and great bud-imprints on the powder blue leaf backs. Dry soil in winter months is key to survival in colder zones.

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The tequila agave is native to the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, and Aguascalientes in Mexico. The plant favors altitudes of more than 1,500 meters (5,000 ft) and grows in rich and sandy soils. Blue agave plants grow into large succulents, with spiky fleshy leaves, that can reach over 2 meters (7 ft) in height. Blue agaves sprout a stalk when about five years old that can grow an additional 5 meters (16 ft); they are topped with yellow flowers. The stalk is cut off from commercial…

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Agave lophantha 'Multigreen', a 2019 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction, is an unusual mutation of the Mexican century plant, Agave lophantha 'Splendida', that we found on our plant here at the nursery. The unique leaves on the 11" tall x 18" wide rosettes are vertically striped with three unique shades of green, from black-green to pea soup. In actuality, the wide outside border of dark green on Agave 'Splendida' has been replaced by a lighter green with consistent misty flecks...quite…

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Agave parryi 'Border Guard' is a 2021 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of a muted lime green-edged sport of Agave parryi 'J.C. Raulston' that we discovered. Agave parryi 'Border Guard' should mature at 2' tall x 3' wide, but that will take many years. Perfect drainage is essential for winter hardiness outdoors in the ground.

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(aka: Agave 'Eye Scream') Agave 'Bluewinds' is sheer perfection. We picked up this un-named variegated sport of Agave potatorum from a grower in Thailand in 2008, only to find out later that is was named Agave 'Bluewinds'. For us, it has formed a stunning 8" tall x 18" wide symmetrical clump that makes visitors go gaga (no relation to the Lady). Each clump of Agave potatorum 'Bluewinds' is composed of 6" long x 3" wide blue leaves, each edged with a wide border of creamy gold. Agave…

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Agave isthmensis hoji raijin (This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots). Also called Dwarf Butterfly Agave, this is a small face with individual rosettes, each of which have gray/blue ovate leaves that have shallow rounded lobes with dark red/brown teeth. Located on the southern coasts of Oaxaca, this is a…

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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Tora Fu' is one of several yellow-edged selections of the small Mexican century plant Agave victoriae-reginae. The 10" tall x 18" wide, slowly-offsetting rosette is composed of short, thick, wide, dark green leaves, adorned with silver linear markings as well as a wide, dark yellow border. Excess soil moisture is the enemy, so plant Agave victoriae-reginae 'Tora Fu' on a slope where it is protected from winter rains.

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We picked up this dwarf seed-grown Agave bracteosa in 2004 from California's Rancho Soledad Nursery, and christened it Agave 'Squidget'. Since that time, it's formed a 6" tall x 15" wide, offsetting rosette in our rock garden...much smaller than the typical 4' wide rosettes of Agave bracteosa. As with all Agave bracteosa, spines are not optional on this species, so you'll have to make do with the scabrous (rough) green evergreen leaves.

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