Thread Agave

Agave filifera

A handsome compact succulent featuring dense rosettes of stiff, pointed leaves edged with white fibers. Greenish-white flowers on tall stems attract hummingbirds. Provides excellent texture to low maintenance, water-wise or fire-resistant landscapes. Makes a striking potted specimen. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, requires only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee fil-LIF-er-uh
LoreThe name filifera means 'carrying threads'.
Average Size at MaturityClump reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Design IdeasAgaves are great fire-smart plants, and their sculptural shapes make them perfect candidates for bold, contemporary gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, requires only occasional watering.

Requires well drained soil. Plant in full sun, except in exceptionally hot summer areas, where light shade or morning sun is best. Water sparingly in winter, provide occasional irrigation in late spring and summer. Little care necessary. Fertilize sparingly if at all, in mid spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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