Prized for its attractive blue-gray to gray-green evergreen foliage that are arrayed in a spiral form, accented with a dark tip. Drought tolerant and very low maintenance. They look spectacular planted in groups. Best in full sun with rocky soil with good drainage. They flower only sporadically but the flower stem can reach 20’ tall. The yellow flowers attract hummingbirds and are also the host plant for several skippers. The flower rosette dies after flowering but the new rosettes at the base of the plant will grow to bloom again.
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Also attracts bats and beneficial insects
Interesting blue-gray-green evergreen foliage
Drought tolerant and very low maintenance
Terrific in decorative containers
Flower stems can reach 20’ tall
High deserts in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Mexico.
Native Americans used this agave as a source of food, fiber, soap and medicine.
This is one of the largest, most cold-hardy forms of Agave you can grow. Plant in a lean, well-drained soil where it will get plenty of sun and heat.