Twin Flowered Agave

Agave geminiflora

Rich green coloring makes this stiff globular agave perfect for garden. Half inch wide leaves have added texture of fine white filaments. With maturity, leaf density in the hundreds produces a precise, tidy form. Small stature and neat appearance is ideal for small gardens and simple modern styles. Perfect for containers. Evergreen. Full sun, part shade in low desert. Slow growth 2 feet tall and wide.
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9 - 11

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee jem-in-ih-FLOR-uh
LoreThe 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 MaturitySlow growing; foliage forms rosette 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic 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.

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