Variegated Dwarf Agave
Variegated Dwarf Agave
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'Item #2159 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Bright golden yellow edges on arching, fleshy leaves creates an elegant urn-like form that is a sensational focal point for the landscape or a large container. Use in mass plantings for a great effect in xeric gardens. Foliage has tiny, marginal thorns. A frost-tender evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.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:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on fully mature plants.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 PlantsAloe (Aloe); Cuphea (Cuphea); Yarrow (Achillea); Chalk Fingers (Senecio); Sea Lavender (Limonium); Mexican Grass Tree (Dasylirion longissimum);
- CareCare InformationProvide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun in cool coastal areas; shelter from harsh afternoon sun and reflected heat in hot summer areas. 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.