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Smooth Agave


This is a compact agave with softly undulating leaves spreading from a central axis. Leaves are blue green with yellow edges, and they are mostly spineless except for the leaf tips. This is a versatile plant that would look good in practically any landscape as an accent plant or massed.

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Leathery, succulent

Leaf length : 40"

Leaf width : 4"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Blue green with yellow margins

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Blooms once every 10 years on tall spikes.

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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