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Ray of Light Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata 'AGAVWS' PP #21,854

Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh
SKU #07472
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Wide, green, pliable leaves with a crisp white streak along each margin emerge from a tight center, creating a stunning focal point. Adds texture to smaller spaces and patio containers. Mature plants produce a tall vertical flower stalk that reflexes back towards the ground before arching up again like a fox tail. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when soil is completely dry.
Blooms Blooms at maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
Mature Size Foliage reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; bloom reaches 8 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas A wonderfully versatile plant that thrives in warm and humid subtropical or Mediterranean climates. With simple yet supple lines, graceful form and contrasting color, it will easily stand on its own as a specimen plant, create a stunning affect in mass plantings, or work well with a mixed palette of plants. Can be used in tandem with more heat hardy, dry desert plants if it is given some protection from the intense summer heat and some supplemental water. Plant to clump under the canopy of a desert willow or fruitless olive or pineapple guava, to create visual interest with its bold texture contrasting with their smaller, more subdued leaves.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Yarrow (Achillea); Sedum (Sedum); Euphorbia (Euphorbia)
CARE
Care 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.