Often referred to as the "artichoke agave" due to its resemblance of a giant artichoke. This is a small solitary or colonizing agave with rounded rosettes of 100-160 tightly held rigid, broadly ovate, light grey leaves with dark toothed margins and stout terminal spine.
Leaf texture : Smooth, thick, rigid
Leaf length : 10-16"
Leaf width : 3-5"
Leaf shape : Broadly ovate with sharp tip and toothed margins
Leaf color : Light grey
Flower notes : This plant is monocarpic - it will flower only once then die. Flowering may occur after 20 years or more of plant growth in the ground. Remove flower before buds form to prolong plant life.
Flower color : Yellow
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity width : 1 1/2 - 2 1/2
Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.
USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)
Sunset zone : 2b, 3, 6-24
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Partial Sun
Attractive bark :Yes