Variegated Dwarf Smooth Agave
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-GAH-vee de-smet-ee-AY-na var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on fully mature plants.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Aloe (Aloe); Cuphea (Cuphea); Yarrow (Achillea); Chalk Fingers (Senecio); Sea Lavender (Limonium); Mexican Grass Tree (Dasylirion longissimum);|
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