Agave americana 'Variegata'
cactus / succulent
low, drought tolerant, dry when dormant
variegated, gold, silver
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Description by: Cistus Nursery
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Striking plant with beautifully curved blue leaves, well toothed and edged in rich cream. An imposing garden icon, reaching to 3-4' tall and wide, where winter temperatures seldom dive below 20 °F, USDA zone 9, for any length of time. A plant in Brookings, OR measures 10' x 10' after 10 years. Has survived 8 °F, zone 7b, with overhead protection for winter dryness.
Description by: Kara Nursery
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A classic plant. Quite hardy if in good drainage. A. americana has many forms of variegation developed over the centuries.
Description by: Rare Plant Research
Oregon City, Oregon
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A dramatic sculptural plant for containers and gardens. Grows to 2 feet wide in a container and large in the garden. In cold climates this Agave can be over-wintered dry in a container in a cold dark garage and then put outside in the spring.