Variegated Dwarf Agave
Variegated Dwarf Agave
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'Item #2159 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Bright golden-yellow edged, fleshy, curved leaves create an elegant urn-like form. Great focal point for the landscape or in a large container. Mass for great effect. Leaves have tiny, marginal thorns. A frost-tender evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee de-smet-ee-AY-naPlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:13, 20 - 29Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Blooms only once, at full maturity.Flower color:YellowDesign IdeasThe dramatic, architectural structure of the Agave make it a stunning choice for a variety of gardens. Include this variegated beauty in a desert, modern, minimalist and even Mediterranean landscape and you will bring natural structure and texture to your garden. Create a stunning focal point by planting in mass among hardscape components like stone, rock, and wood. The use of a single Agave plant in a modern container or a mixed planting with other smaller succulents offers a low maintenance option for colder climates to enjoy this plant indoors and out.Companion PlantsMexican Grass Tree (Dasylirion longissimum); Cuphea (Cuphea); Yarrow (Achillea); Chalk Fingers (Senecio); Sea Lavender (Limonium)
- CareCare InformationProvide lean to average, well drained soil away from reflected sun and heat. Tolerates drought once established, but thrives with supplemental watering during the hot season. Mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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