Majestic Agave

Agave franzosinii

Arching, bluish-gray, glaucous-leaves, with large teeth, and a dark brown terminal spine form clump rosettes. Small offsets often sprout around the base of the plant. Upon maturity, usually 8 to 15 years, the mother plant will produce a large yellow bloom in spring which attracts birds. Makes a striking landscape specimen. Drought Tolerant.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee fran-zo-SIN-ee-eye
Bloom TimeLarge, vertical flower stalks emerge on mature plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide a well drained soil away from reflected heat. After establishment, water infrequently during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering; replant with plantlets from flower spike.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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