Century plant

Agave

Agave A. Medio-Picta ‘Alba’ Medio Picta Alba


Ruler icon 3'-4' high x 4'-6' wide

Sun icon Full sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 8 / 15F

The common name refers to its distinctive creamy white, mid-leaf stripe which is surrounded by a luscious blue-gray color. Medium to small teeth run up its edges ending in a recurved black terminal spine.

Agave A. Medio-Picta ‘Aurea’ Century Agave


Ruler icon 5'-6' high x 5'-6' wide

Sun icon Full sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 9 / 25F

Slightly smaller than its American cousin, the ‘Aurea’ forms striking rosettes of thick, spiny-edged, gray green leaves with a bright yellow central stripe. This performer loves full sun, but will tolerate light shade.

Agave A. X. ‘Cornelius’ Quasimodo Agave


Ruler icon 2'-3' high x 2'-4' wide

Sun icon Full sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 9 / 25F

Quasimodo is distinctively colored with more gold than green and boasts the unusual feature of wavy or undulating leaf edges. Staying fairly small but often having a clumping growth habit, this plant can be utilized in many landscapes.

Agave Americana Century Plant


Ruler icon 5'-6' high x 6'-8' wide

Sun icon Full sun

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 8 / 15F

An iconic classic. Sizable teeth along the leaf margins and terminal spine adorn wide blue-green to gray-green leaves. Give this majestic beauty some space to grow and become a focal point.

Agave Americana V. Marginata Variegated Century Plan


Ruler icon 5'-6' high x 6'-8' whide

Sun icon Full sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 8 / 15F

Vertical stripes or ribbons of bright golden color along the edges of otherwise gray foliage is what identifies this plant from its cousin the Century Plant. Very drought tolerant with minimal maintenance requirements.

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Agave Angustifolia V. Marginata Narrow Leaf Agave


Ruler icon 3'-4' high x 3'-4' wide

Sun icon Full sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 9 / 25F

This tropical appearing Agave forms a symmetrically round shape that is attractive in mass plantings. ‘Marginata’ refers to the bright white edges or margins of its leaves. Small recurved teeth on its margins.

Agave attenuata Fox Tail Agave


Ruler icon 3'-4' high x 3'-4' wide

Sun icon Full sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 9 / 25F

The attenuata has a unique softness thanks to its lack of teeth and terminal spines. Ample rosettes of silvery pale green leaves. Produces an extremely tall greenish-yellow flower that arches down then back up like a Fox Tail.

Agave X. ‘Blue Ember’ Blue Ember Agave


Ruler icon 3' high x 2' wide

Sun icon Full sun

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 9 / 25F

This spectacular hybrid has striking blue foliage with red-orange edges that taper down to sharp black points. Drought tolerant, the Blue Ember Agave is cold hardy to freezing as well as heat loving.

Agave X. ‘Blue Flame’ Blue Flame Agave


Ruler icon 2'-3' high x 2'-3' wide

Sun icon Filtered sun / Partial shade

Thermometer icon USDA Zone 9 / 25F

Blue Flame Agave is named for its soft, waxy blue-green, smooth edged, vertical growing leaves. Happy as an under planting beneath trees or large shrubs. Blue Flame can, with time, form a large clumping mass.