Variegated Agave

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Variegated Agave

Agave americana var. marginata
Agave; Variegated Agave; Variegated Century Plant
3

5 feet
4

8 feet
Mexico
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun. Evergreen. A variegated form of the common century plant, with yellow margins and alligator-toothed leaves that curl like melting wax. It makes a dramatic tropical statement in the landscape. Just place it a good distance from pedestrian areas — remember, it’s thorny and can grow up to 8′ wide. The flowers attract hummingbirds, but they only appear after several years, at the end of the plant’s life. Variegated agaves can suffer tissue damage in extreme cold temperatures, especially in combination with moisture.

Maintenance

Clip off the spines if pedestrians or pets are passing close by. Leaves can be cut back if damaged in cold weather, but wear gloves and be cautious of the sap; it can cause contact dermatitis.

Features

Plant Type:
Agave/Yucca
Size:
3-5' H, 4-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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