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Agave Blue

A beautiful smaller Agave with solitary rosettes slowly growing to 2 feet tall and 3 feet across with 18 inch long by 1-1 1/2 inch wide blue-green leaves that have red margins edged with yellow and bearing tiny soft spines and a stout short red terminal spine.

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Plant in full to part sun. Little irrigation required. Though hardiness is not known absolutely, it has been grown by enough people that we can say that it should tolerate temperatures down to at least 20° F and we suspect the plant should be much hardier. There are reports of it surviving nighttime temperatures of 17° F at the Juniper Level Botanic Gardens at Plant Delights Nursery in November 2008 (but not the 9°F temperature he had later that winter) and others have told us it has gone undamaged at 15° F in Bishop, California and 21° F in Atascadero, California. Great in containers or in groups – especially nice where back lighting can light up the red and yellow margin. This hybrid between Agave attenuata and A. ocahui is reported to be a Kelly Griffin hybrid. It is a beautiful plant that looks nothing like either parent though it apparently inherits the more durable tougher leaves, smaller size, solitary habit and sharp terminal spine of Agave ocahui and gets the broader leaves and blue green color from Agave attenuata.

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