Utah Agave

Agave utahensis

Small, stout Agave with wide, toothed leaves, native to the deserts of Southwestern U.S. Mature plants bloom in late winter, producing clusters of deep yellow flowers arranged along a 6 to 12 ft. tall spike. Spreads slowly, forming clumps. Adds wonderful texture to natural and hillside plantings.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee yoo-tah-EN-sis
LoreNative American peoples, including the Havasupai, used native agave for food, and the fiber was used in weaving blankets and other textiles.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; clumping rosettes reach 18 in. tall, 16 in. wide.
Bloom TimeWinter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsKalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)

Provide lean, sandy, well-drained soils. Once established, water only occasionally during the hot season and avoid heavy winter moisture. Mother plant will die after flowering but offsets will form. Plantlets from flower spike may be replanted.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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