Blue Glow Agave
Blue Glow Agave
Agave 'Blue Glow'Item #9282 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Smooth, blue-green leaves with yellow-edged, red margins form a single, symmetrical rosette. Each leaf tip bears a short red spine. A comely choice for sunny, low water gardens in warm coastal or humid Mediterranean-like climates. Handsome in dry desert gardens as well, provided some shade and supplemental water. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing rosette, reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-veePlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing rosette, reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.Flower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
- CareCare InformationProvide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade in hot summer areas, away from reflected heat. Drought tolerant once established in cooler regions; needs regular water in hotter summer regions. Mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:'Blue Glow' is a cross between A. attenuata x A. ocahui.