Agave

Agave are native to the USA, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. There are over 200 named species. The name Agave means 'noble' in Greek referring to the tall flower stem that can reach 10m. Several species have economic importance: A. sisalana and A. fourcroydes are cultivated for fiber; A. tequilana for tequila.

CULTIVATION TIPS
These hardy plants are generally quite slow growing, requiring full sun to light shade to maintain their colour and shape. In winter water once every 1-2 months. Very drought tolerant. Most are frost hardy.

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Agave attenuata Agave attenuata

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One of the most popular Agaves due to it's lack of spines and structural low growing form. Stout curving, often branched, smooth grey stems to 1m. Wide soft green leaves to 70cm arching gracefully backwards. Pale yellow/green flowers on a dense raceme. Frost tender.

PICKUP ONLY.(to 30cm diameter $30, to 50cm diameter $60, xlarge $100)

Agave filifera Agave filifera

Agave filifera

Mexico. ‘Thread Leaf Agave’. A very attractive species with green leaves streaked with white, and white terminal spines. Long white filaments decorate the leaf edges. Produces a 6-foot tall spike with greenish flowers that turn maroon with age.

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Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'

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Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico. A solitary and slowly clumping agave to 40cm tall and 60cm in diameter. The beautiful leaves are characteristically variegated with four distinct colours - lemon, pale green, dark green and lime green.

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Agave parryi 'Kichijokan' Agave parryi 'Kichijokan'

Agave parryi 'Kichijokan'

Arizona, New Mexico. A highly sought after compact Agave to 25cm tall and wide with grey-green leaves tipped with a deep red terminal spike. Dark curved marginal teeth. Indentations of previous leaves show on the back of each leaf. 3m stalk of bright yellow blooms.

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Agave parryii var parrasona Agave parryii var parrasona

Agave parryii var parrasona

Arizona, New Mexico. A highly sought after compact Agave to 25cm tall and wide with grey-green leaves tipped with a deep purple/black terminal spike. Dark curved marginal teeth. Indentations of previous leaves show on the back of each leaf. 3m stalk of bright yellow blooms.

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Rare Plants / Under Propagation

This section lists plants that are either rare and available only occassionally on our One of a Kind page, plants that are out of season or those being propagated to build up numbers for sale.


Agave 'Blue Glow' Agave 'Blue Glow'

Agave 'Blue Glow'

Agave 'Blue Glow' is a cross between Agave attenuata and Agave ocahui. This beautiful small Agave grows to 60cm tall and wide, with wide green-blue leaves to 20cm long edged in red. Spineless margins. Well suited to container growth.

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Agave bracteosa Agave bracteosa

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Mexico. This smaller Agave resembles a fountain of soft, green, spineless leaves forming a rosette to 60cm wide and eventually forming clusters. Spike of creamy white flowers in summer.

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Agave 'Cornelius' Click here

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Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak' Click here

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Agave filifera compacta Agave filifera compacta

Agave filifera compacta

Sinaloa, Mexico. A beautiful compact plant to 25cm tall wnd wide with short broad mid-green leaves with striking white filaments along the margins, white markings in the middle of the leaf and sharp reddish terminal spikes.

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Agave potatorum 'Kichiokan' f variegata Click here

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Agave striata Agave striata

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Mexico. A clumping species forming globular rosettes. Thin grey-green pinkish leaves to about 1/4" wide by 2 feet long. The leaves often have a reddish cast, and are tipped with a sharp spine. Red-purple flowers.

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Agave victoriae-reginae Agave victoriae-reginae

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Mexico. A very slow growing hardy and beautiful Agave. Individual dense rosettes to 45cm wide. Dark green leaves to 20cm long with brilliant white toothless margins. One short black terminal spine. Flower spike to 2m high with paired flowers often with shades of purple/red.

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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Princess' Click here

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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Ornatum'

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