Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata

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.
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10 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityForms clump 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; flower spikes to 8 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeLarge, vertical flower stalks emerge on mature plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Provide 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 in cooler regions; needs regular water in hotter summer regions. Fertilize sparingly when new growth begins in spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11

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