Agave bracteosa

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7a 5º to 0ºF

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Far and away the easiest Agave to cultivate in our climate and the handsome contorted sage green leaves are free of a deadly spike at the tip. Don’t be fooled though the leaves are lined in fine serrations that can cause a cut if you rub your person against them. To 3′ tall and as wide for very well drained soils in full sun to very light shade. Amend the soil with pumice to sharpen drainage if needed. Ideally adapted to slopes. Good dimensions as a large focal point in a rock garden or clustered into clumps in the gravel bed. Accepts the highest reflected heat. Light summer water speeds growth.

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