Twin Flowered Agave
Twin Flowered Agave
Agave geminifloraItem #2161 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
A very symmetrical, compact rosette of narrow, sharply pointed, spine-free leaves. A single, majestic flower stem up to 12 feet tall appears when this slow grower reaches maturity, displaying masses of tiny yellow flowers. A striking specimen for small xeric gardens, rock gardens, or container plantings. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; foliage forms rosette 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee jem-in-ih-FLOR-uhPlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:13, 20 - 29Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; foliage forms rosette 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care, Heat Loving, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.Flower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Yarrow (Achillea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Agastache (Agastache);
- CareCare InformationProvide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun in cool coastal areas; shelter from harsh afternoon sun and reflected heat in hot summer areas. Drought tolerant once established, but looks best with periodic water in extreme heat. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreLore:The species name 'geminiflora' comes from the Latin word twin-flowered, referring to the yellow flowers that are arranged in pairs along the stem.