Twin Flowered Agave
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-GAH-vee jem-in-ih-FLOR-uh|
|Lore||The species name 'geminiflora' comes from the Latin word twin-flowered, referring to the yellow flowers that are arranged in pairs along the stem.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; foliage forms rosette 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Succulent Foliage|
Provide 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11