Fox Tail Agave
Fox Tail Agave
Agave attenuataItem #42799 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee at-ten-yoo-AY-tuhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:MoundingAverage landscape size:Forms clump 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; flower spikes to 8 ft. tall.Foliage color:Light GreenBlooms:Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on mature plants.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Sempervirens (Sempervirens); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Euphorbia (Euphorbia)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.