Variegated Dwarf Smooth Agave
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'
Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee de-smet-ee-AY-na var-ee-GAY-tuh
|Description||Bright golden yellow edges on arching, fleshy leaves creates an elegant urn-like form that is a sensational focal point for the landscape or a large container. Use in mass plantings for a great effect in xeric gardens. Foliage has tiny, marginal thorns. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Watering||Water when soil is completely dry.|
|Blooms||Blooms at maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside|
|Design Ideas||The dramatic, architectural structure of the Agave make it a stunning choice for a variety of gardens. Include this variegated beauty in a desert, modern, minimalist and even Mediterranean landscape and you will bring natural structure and texture to your garden. Create a stunning focal point by planting in mass among hardscape components like stone, rock, and wood. The use of a single Agave plant in a modern container or a mixed planting with other smaller succulents offers a low maintenance option for colder climates to enjoy this plant indoors and out.|
|Companion Plants||Aloe (Aloe); Cuphea (Cuphea); Yarrow (Achillea); Chalk Fingers (Senecio); Sea Lavender (Limonium); Mexican Grass Tree (Dasylirion longissimum);|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.