Fox Tail Agave
Fox Tail Agave
Agave attenuataItem #42799 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Wide, pale green, spineless leaves form handsome clumping rosettes. Mature plants produce a striking, recurving bloom stalk covered with small, densely packed flowers. Younger rosettes form at the base to perpetuate the plant. A stunning patio container specimen for all climates. Perfect for waterwise gardens in mild winter areas.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Forms clump 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; flower spikes to 8 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee at-ten-yoo-AY-tuhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:MoundingAverage landscape size:Forms clump 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; flower spikes to 8 ft. tall.Foliage color:Light GreenBlooms:Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on mature plants.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Sempervirens (Sempervirens); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Euphorbia (Euphorbia)
- CareCare InformationProvide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade or away from reflected heat in desert and hot summer areas. Drought tolerant once established but looks best with periodic watering or rainfall during the hot season. Fertilize sparingly when new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.