• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms clump 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; flower spikes to 8 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Handsome Succulent Foliage
    Blooms:
    Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on mature plants.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Average landscape size:Forms clump 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; flower spikes to 8 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on mature plants.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Sempervirens (Sempervirens); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Euphorbia (Euphorbia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.