• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs occasional water, more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rosettes 2 to 4 ft. wide on 5 ft. wide clumps; flower spikes 15 to 20 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage
    Blooms:
    Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee PAIR-ree-eye
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:6 - 24, 26 - 32
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Rosettes 2 to 4 ft. wide on 5 ft. wide clumps; flower spikes 15 to 20 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsHens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Agastache (Agastache); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in lean, well-drained soil in full sun, away from reflected heat. Tolerates drought; best with some supplemental water during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering as new rosettes form to perpetuate the plant.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs occasional water, more in extreme heat.