Blue Glow Agave
Blue Glow Agave
Agave 'Blue Glow'Item #9282 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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Smooth, blue-green leaves with yellow-edged red margins form a single, symmetrical rosette. Each leaf tip bears a short red spine. A comely choice for sunny, low water gardens in warm coastal or humid Mediterranean-like climates. Handsome in dry desert gardens as well, provided some shade and supplemental water.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing rosette, reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-veePlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing rosette, reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.Special features:Compact Form, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Large, vertical flower stalk emerges on mature plant.Flower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
- CareCare InformationProvide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade in hot summer areas, away from reflected heat. Drought tolerant once established, but looks best with periodic water in extreme heat. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:'Blue Glow' is a cross between A. attenuata x A. ocahui.