Thread-Leaf Agave

Agave schidigera 'Durango'

This slow-growing succulent features a handsome solitary rosette with a dense, symmetrical form. Dark green leaves edged with curly white hairs each have a sharp spine at the tip. Mature plants often produce a striking, 8 to 10 foot tall flower spike.
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Full sun

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

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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee ski-DEE-ger-ruh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide; flower stalk 10 to 12 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeBlooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Sustainable, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Requires well-drained soil. Plant in full sun, except in hotter inland gardens where light shade or morning sun is best. Needs only occasional irrigation in late spring and summer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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