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Agave w/ Large Wavy Pale Gray Leaves

 

Few agaves are as large as A. franzosinii. Generally not solitary, each rosette generally holds 50 large, undulating, bending, flattened leaves with a distinctive bright powdery bluish-grey color. Margins have long, recurved, dark brown teeth and a terminal spine. Plant in full sun and irrigate only occasionally. Use for a focal point or to brighten a dark corner. Provide plenty of space.

Agave franzosinii

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glaucous; rough

Leaf length : 6-7 ft.

Leaf width : 9-14"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Bright bluish-grey

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Panicle

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : up to15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6 1/2 - 10 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F( Z8b)

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