Agave
Agave 'Mateo' (Mateo Century Plant)

Agave 'Mateo' (Mateo Century Plant)

Sun to Part SunZone: 8-10, guessing 18" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! Agave 'Mateo' is a new unique century plant that was discovered as a seedling in a block of Agave bracteosa at San Marcos Growers of California. We are uncertain about the other parent, but speculate that Agave lophantha may be involved. The non-spiny 18" tall x 3' wide rosette of rough green leaves is highlighted by a central chartreuse-yellow stripe down the middle of each leaf. We haven't overwintered this in the ground yet, but if our guess of parentage is correct, then 0 degrees F should not be a problem. That being said, we aren't making any hardiness promises until next year. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08929
$15.00  


Agave montana 'Baccarat' (Baccarat Hardy Century Plant)

Agave montana 'Baccarat' (Baccarat Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-9, at least 24" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! New crop available 9-10-2010 This splendid Yucca Do selection of the tough Agave montana was made in October 1997 from La Encantada in Mexico's Nuevo Leon Province at 9,080' elevation. Agave 'Baccarat' makes a stunning 2' tall x 3' wide clump of broad, glaucous leaves, each ending in a large black spine. The stunning silvery bud imprints (not the beer memorabilia) on the leaf backs are reminiscent of cut crystal; hence, the plant was named after Baccarat fine crystal. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07191
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Agave 'Mr. Ripple' (Mr. Ripple Hardy Century Plant)

Agave 'Mr. Ripple' (Mr. Ripple Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10 60" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! (syn: Agave YD 13-74) This unusual agave comes from Ciudad de Maize, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where it was spotted in 2001 by Yucca Do's Wade Roitsch. This species, or possibly a natural Agave salmiana hybrid, is occasionally seen in Texas and California gardens...always unlabeled. This particular form makes a 5' tall x 8' wide, rapidly-growing clump with very undulating, broad, blue-green, soft-textured leaves...quite stunning when you run into one. We start seeing significant damage when temperatures drop below 12 degrees F. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06507
$15.00  


Agave multifilifera (Chahuiqui Century Plant)

Agave multifilifera (Chahuiqui Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, at least 36" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This delightful Mexican agave, native up to 7,000' elevation in Durango, Chihuahua, and Sinaloa is closely allied with the better known Agave filifera, except for, of course, more hairs. If the amount of hair now defines a species, bald guys watch out. From seed, our plants are wildly variable...some having filifers that would make '80s hair bands proud, to prematurely balding, to sorely in need of RogaineŽ. Mature 4'+ wide specimens of 2' long leaves can be mistaken for Yucca elata, except for the sturdy terminal spine. When old clumps develop more white hairs than you have, start looking for a 16' tall flower spike with cool green and pink flowers. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05656
$15.00  


Agave neomexicana Artesia, NM (New Mexico Hardy Century Plant)

Agave neomexicana Artesia, NM (New Mexico Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 6-10 24" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! New crop available 9-2-2010 This collection of Agave neomexicana hails from Artesia, New Mexico at around 3500' elevation. Agave neomexicana makes rosettes of blue-green foliage to 1' long. Agave neomexicana forms suckering offsets around the base of the mother plant...a very elegant specimen for the hot rock garden. In spring, a mature 2' wide specimen may be topped with a gigantic 10' tall flower spike adorned with cloudlike yellow tufts of flowers on both sides of the stalk....bizarre! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05867
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Agave ovatifolia (Whale's Tongue Hardy Century Plant)

Agave ovatifolia (Whale's Tongue Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7-9, at least 36" tall Origin: Mexico
This fabulous agave was first brought into the US by the late Lynn Lowery, who found it growing between 3,000' and 7,000' elevation in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It was planted around Dallas and survived for decades unscathed by cold. Agave expert Greg Starr, curious to know its identity, retraced Lynn's route and found the original population in Mexico, where it was determined to be a new species and subsequently named in 2002. In form, it looks like an Agave parryi on steroids, forming a 36" tall x 5' wide (in 5 years), symmetrical clump of wide grey leaves. It has proven to be one of the best agaves for cold, wet climates, far outperforming almost all other species. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06306
$18.00  


Agave palmeri (Hardy Century Plant)

Agave palmeri (Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7-10 30" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! New crop available 9-3-2010 This tough-as-nails, medium-to-large-growing agave has 2" wide, glaucous leaves that are lined with small, reddish spines, each one ending in a large and wonderfully sinister spine! For us, some forms of this species refuse to offset, making a striking, solitary clump. The wait for the fabulous 25'+ flower stalk is well worth it...holy cow...or I guess, it's actually holy water buffalo! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00491
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Agave palmeri 'Cutty Shark' (Cutty Shark Century Plant)

Agave palmeri 'Cutty Shark' (Cutty Shark Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-9, at least 36" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This form of Agave palmeri is our seedling selection from a population of plants growing near Divisadero, in the northern Mexican State of Sonora. We found this form to be quite distinct from all of the AZ populations that we have visited. The tall silver-blue leaves, edged with hundreds of tiny teeth, and with great bud imprinting, form a 3' tall x 3' wide (in 7 years) slowly-offsetting clump...quite dramatic. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07635
$22.00  


Agave parrasana 'Meat Claw' (Meat Claw Hardy Century Plant)

Agave parrasana 'Meat Claw' (Meat Claw Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-9, at least 10" tall Origin: Mexico
NEW! This Yucca Do selection of the Mexican Agave parrasana was selected from a large block of seedlings at Arizona's Mountain States Nursery. Agave parrasana hails from the limestone mountains of Coahuilla, Mexico at elevations of 4,500' to 8,000'. Agave 'Meat Claw' is a compact, slow-growing, rarely offsetting clumper to only 10" tall x 1' wide in 8 years, composed of upright-held powder blue leaves...a great rock garden specimen. A. 'Meat Claw' was selected for its wickedly-long hook-like spines that emerge bright red. Our clumps planted in 2001 have endured temperatures down to 6 degrees F. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08817
$15.00  


Agave parrasana x colorata (Hardy Century Plant)

Agave parrasana x colorata (Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, guessing 12" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! Thanks to Brian Kemble for sharing seed of this interesting cross of Agave parrasana x colorata. We're not sure what to expect, so we've picked out a few to trial and are making the others available while they last. I would expect a nice blue rosette to 1' tall x 2' wide. Agave parrasana is fine in our climate, but Agave colorata isn't quite winter hardy, so I'd expect a good Zone 8 offspring, that could surprise us by going a bit colder. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08412
$15.00  


Agave parryi 'Cream Spike' (Cream Spike Hardy Century Plant)

Agave parryi 'Cream Spike' (Cream Spike Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 9-10 4" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! We originally got this plant from Randy Baldwin of San Marcos Growers under the invalid name of Agave parryi 'Minima Variegata'. Not only was the cultivar name invalid, but some agave experts think it might not even be Agave parryi. We're leaving the parryi species name intact, since it resembles the other Agave parryi forms we grow. This stunning specimen makes a compact 1' wide clump of blue leaves, each surrounded by a wide creamy border. Even where it's not hardy, Agave 'Cream Spike' makes a stunning container specimen. This is not the same plant as Agave parryi patonii 'Minor Variegata' or Agave parryi 'Mexico Variegata'. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07241
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Agave parryi 'J.C. Raulston' (J. C. Raulston Hardy Century Plant)

Agave parryi 'J.C. Raulston' (J. C. Raulston Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7-9, possibly colder 24" tall Origin: USA
New crop available 9-2-2010 We've grown Agave parryi from all along its native range, but the best clone is still the one growing at the JC Raulston Arboretum in NC. We tracked this clone back to a plant that came from J.C.'s 1979 trip to California's Strybing Arboretum. Strybing obtained their plant from California professor Jack Napton in 1971. This special clone forms large symmetrical 2' tall x 3' wide rosettes that seem particularly well-adapted to winters in wet, humid climates. It is slow to offset compared with many forms, which makes propagation more of a challenge. This clone needed a name and we could not think of anything better than to name it after the late Dr. J.C. Raulston. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08152
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Agave parryi ssp. truncata (Hardy Century Plant)

Agave parryi ssp. truncata (Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 6-9a, at least 18" tall Origin: Mexico
Agave parryi ssp. truncata, considered one of the most beautiful of all the agaves, has a very limited distribution, found only in Durango, Mexico, where it can best be described as short, fat, blue, and producing lots of offspring. Come to think of it, that also describes most of the guys at the local saloon on Saturday night. Each 18" tall x 18" wide robust clump is topped at maturity with a phallic flower bud that enlarges into a 3" diameter, 20' tall flower spike, which could easily be used for a flagpole...we like horticultural multi-tasking. Remember to keep it well-drained and dry in the winter months. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05247
$15.00  


Agave polianthiflora (Tuberose-flowered Century Plant)

Agave polianthiflora (Tuberose-flowered Century Plant)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10 5" tall Origin: Mexico
This north Mexican species makes a very cute and non-offsetting rosette to only 5" tall x 10" wide, composed of very dark green leaves, highlighted with an abundance of white filifers (hairs). In the wild, A. polianthiflora can be found clinging to pine and oak forested rock outcrops up to 6,500' elevation...come to think of it, that's exactly what I do at that elevation. The 6' tall spikes of pinkish-red flowers top the plant at maturity. It takes approximately 4-8 years for A. polianthiflora to prepare for meaningful sex in captivity, but it sure beats every 100 years in the wild. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07562
$12.00  


Agave potrerana (Potrerana Century Plant)

Agave potrerana (Potrerana Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10 24" tall Origin: Mexico
NEW! I first saw this amazing agave at California's Ruth Bancroft Garden, where it was in full flower. A. potrerana hails from the high mountains (5000-8000') in the north Mexican provinces of Chihuahua and Coahuila. The 2' tall x 4' wide solitary rosette of grey-green leaves is topped when mature with a stunning 20' tall, giant, bottlebrush-like inflorescence combining the psychedelic colors of red, orange, yellow, and pink. A. potrerana is almost never grown in cold winter climates, a surprise since author Howard Gentry, in Agaves of Continental North America, states "It grows in a habitat with hard winter freezes..." In our trials, it has sailed through 9 degrees F so far. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07828
$12.00  


Agave salmiana 'Butterfingers' (Butterfingers Hardy Century Plant)

Agave salmiana 'Butterfingers' (Butterfingers Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, guessing 36" tall Origin: Mexico
We first got this stunning selection of Agave salmiana from Marsha McPhetters's California garden, where it made a 3' tall x 4' wide clump. The upright growing rosette of concave glossy dark green leaves is dramatically highlighted by a creamy yellow margin. We have grown at least two other margined forms of A. salmiana. While some A. salmiana cultivars are winter hardy to 5 degrees F, we are just now trialing this selection outdoors. Thanks to Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Garden for assisting with naming this agave. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07295
$18.00  


Agave salmiana 'Crazy Horse' (Crazy Horse Hardy Century Plant)

Agave salmiana 'Crazy Horse' (Crazy Horse Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10 36" tall Origin: Mexico
NEW! We haven't been able to track down the origin of this splendid selection of Agave salmiana, nor do we have a full-size plant to get mature dimensions from yet. Our five-year-old clump is now 20" tall x 4' wide, but we expect it to reach at least 3' tall x 6' wide. The very wide, flat blue-green leaves are particularly architectural. We have found this cultivar to offset quite well. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08013
$15.00  


Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Green Goblet' (Green Goblet Hardy Century Plant)

Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Green Goblet' (Green Goblet Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-9, at least 48" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This Yucca Do selection T43-29 comes from Mexico near the Sierra Chiquita Mountains. All of the Agave salmiana var. ferox in this population were blue except this clone, which displayed dark green leaves with a blue dusting at the leaf base. This 4' tall x 8' wide clump has performed extremely well in our climate to the single digits...good winter drainage is important. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05716
$15.00  


Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Logan Calhoun' (Logan Calhoun Hardy Century Plant)

Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Logan Calhoun' (Logan Calhoun Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7-10 60" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This outstanding selection of Agave salmiana var. ferox was given to us by the late Texas plant explorer Logan Calhoun just before his death. This giant agave forms a 5' tall x 10' wide specimen of shiny, thick green leaves. Each leaf is lined from tip-to-tip with huge, carefully placed spines...to induce maximum pain. This is a freely offsetting variety that you can share with all your friends...those of your friends that you like enough to risk your life for by removing the offsetting pups. The legendary flower stalks put Jack's proverbial beanstalk to shame...20-25' tall and as thick as the neck of an NFL lineman. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04990
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Agave scabra ssp. potosiensis (Rough-leaf Century Plant)

Agave scabra ssp. potosiensis (Rough-leaf Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10, guessing 36" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! (syn: Agave asperrima ssp. potosiensis) This form of Agave scabra comes from the central Mexico State of San Luis Potosi. As compared to the other forms of Agave scabra, these have more silvery-white foliage and broader leaves which recurve toward the tips. The 3' tall x 6' wide clumps make stunning specimen plants which sucker moderately well. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07597
$15.00  


Agave scabra ssp. scabra (Rough-leaf Century Plant)

Agave scabra ssp. scabra (Rough-leaf Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10, guessing 24" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! (syn: Agave asperrima ssp. asperrima) This form of Agave scabra is the predominant form found in northern Mexico. The clumps rarely top 2' tall and the rigidly upright foliage can range from green to glaucous grey. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07720
$15.00  


Agave schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi' (Queen of White Thread Century Plant)

Agave schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi' (Queen of White Thread Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10 12" tall Origin: Mexico
(aka: A. filifera 'Compacta Marginata') This amazingly slow-growing century plant has been circulated in the collectors' market for several years, but we are finally able to offer it in our catalog. The 1' tall x 18" wide rosette is composed of dark green leaves, each highlighted by a dramatic creamy-white border and curly white hairs. This solitary (non-offsetting) plant makes a lovely specimen for Zone 8 and south, and a dramatic container specimen in parts north. If anyone knows where this clone originated (probably Japan), we'd love to know. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07921
$20.00  


Agave schottii var. treleasei (Trelease's Century Plant)

Agave schottii var. treleasei (Trelease's Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, at least 10" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! Agave schottii v. treleasei is one of those agaves with a sordid past, as well as present. Agave schottii is a small agave with narrow upright blue-green 10" long leaves occurring on rocky outcrops in Arizona. The variety treleasei varies from the normal Agave schottii by being a little larger with slightly wider leaves and like subway tunnels in large cities, it is often highlighted with irregular white markings. In form, imagine a porcupine with rigor mortis and you get the picture...it eventually forms a 2' wide mass of leaves. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07934
$15.00  


Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes' (Sharkskin Shoes Hardy Century Plant)

Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes' (Sharkskin Shoes Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10, at least 36" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! We've long had a love affair with this elegant naturally-occurring Mexican hybrid (Agave ferdinandi-regis x Agave scabra). This selection comes to us from the wonderful Ruth Bancroft Garden in California. The rigidly upright, triangular, olive-green leaves with a blue cast are thicker than an offensive lineman's neck and have the feel of sharkskin. Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes' forms a stunningly architectural clump, eventually to 3' tall x 4' wide. Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes' is easy-to-grow but very slow to reach mature size, as evidenced by our 6-year-old plants which are only 18" tall x 2' wide. In 2007, we listed this as Agave 'Sharkskin' which we now know is a similar but different clone; hence, the name change. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07471
$20.00  


Agave 'Silver Surfer' (Silver Surfer Century Plant)

Agave 'Silver Surfer' (Silver Surfer Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-9 60" tall Origin: Mexico
From a 1992 Yucca Do seed collecting expedition (YD 45-83) at 5,200' in Palmillo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, where Agave americana ssp. protoamericana intergrades with Agave scabra, we selected out this particularly nice clone. A. 'Silver Surfer' has since formed a 5' tall x 9' wide clump of stiff, outfacing, silvery-blue leaves. This slow-offsetting agave is a favorite of garden visitors, so we are thrilled to finally be able to list it in our catalog...get them while they last. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05135
$18.00  


Agave striata (Narrow Leaf Century Plant)

Agave striata (Narrow Leaf Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10 18" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! This easy-to-grow century plant looks quite different from the wider leaf types, with its narrow, rounded, grey-green, knitting needle-like leaves that are quite stiff and delightfully painful...ask your friend to weed around this one for some real laughs! The initial rosettes are 18" tall x 3' wide, but after the 8' tall flower stalks finish in mid-summer, the rosette branches and continues to grow, eventually creating a stack of porcupine-like balls. Hailing from the Sierra Madre Orientale mountain range in northeast Mexico, Agave striata has good winter hardiness and has been fine at 0 degrees F in our garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01149
$15.00  


Agave toumeyana ssp. bella (Hardy Century Plant)

Agave toumeyana ssp. bella (Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 7-9, at least 12" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! This small rock garden species is endemic to limestone outcrops in central Arizona at elevations up to 4,500'. Agave toumeyana makes individual rosettes to 1' tall x 1' wide with narrow, dark green leaves highlighted with dark brown margins and white bud imprints on the leaves. Agave toumeyana offsets to form a splendid tight colony resembling overweight hedgehogs at a feeding trough. Well-drained, rocky soils are important to be successful with Agave toumeyana. Mature plants are topped with 8' tall flower spikes. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05765
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Agave toumeyana ssp. bella coll. #A3AZ-014 (Hardy Century Plant)

Agave toumeyana ssp. bella coll. #A3AZ-014 (Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, at least 6" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! This seed collection of the dwarf Agave toumeyana ssp. bella hails from Gila County (north of Phoenix), Arizona at 4,100' elevation, where it covers the faces of large rocky cliffs, growing alongside Agave chrysantha. The cute, small, offsetting 6" tall x 10" wide rosettes are composed of narrow dark green leaves, highlighted with random white veins. This form has performed very well in our cold damp winters provided it is planted at an angle and has good drainage. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08573
$15.00  


Agave victoriae-reginae 'Kazo Bana' (Golden Princess Hardy Century Plant)

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Kazo Bana' (Golden Princess Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, guessing 10" tall Origin: Mexico
Agave 'Kazo Bana' is one of the best of the gold-edged forms of Agave victoriae-reginae. Kazo Bana, which means "flower of Kazo", was named by Japanese variegated plant guru, Yoshimichi Hirose. Our 3-year-old plants are now 3" tall x 5" wide, but we expect them to mature at 10" tall x 18" wide with age...great age. The tight, slowly offsetting clumps are composed of thick dark green leaves highlighted by a butterscotch-gold border, and topped with attractive white markings. Although most A. victoriae-reginae are hardy to Zone 7b, I'd recommend growing this to a larger size before trying it outdoors north of warm Zone 8. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07806
$28.00  


Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine' (Porcupine Queen Victoria Century Plant)

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine' (Porcupine Queen Victoria Century Plant)

SunZone: 7b-10 10" tall Origin: Mexico
This clonal selection of the compact form of Agave victoriae-reginae comes from Yucca Do Nursery, who selected it for its perfectly symmetrical form and nice white leaf markings. A. victoriae-reginae is painfully slow growing, so expect about 5-10 years before you'll have a basketball-sized clump. Good winter drainage and a slightly sloped planting site are important for survival. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08390
$15.00  


Agave weberi 'Arizona Star' (Arizona Star Century Plant)

Agave weberi 'Arizona Star' (Arizona Star Century Plant)

Sun to Part SunZone: 8b-10, at least 48" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! Agave 'Arizona Star' is a PDN introduction, propagated from a plant we discovered in a block of the central mexican Agave weberi at Arizona's Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. We'd like to thank them for allowing us to make this find available. Agave weberi 'Arizona Star' makes a large, 4' tall x 7' wide specimen of 5" wide blue-green leaves, each surrounded by a 1.5" wide yellow border. The leaves have only tiny, barely visible spines along the leaf edge and one real one at the leaf tip. This plant is not the same as Agave weberi 'Marginata', which for us has been much slower growing with cream-colored margins. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06286
$16.00  


Agave x leopoldii 'Hammer Time' (Hammer Time Century Plant)

Agave x leopoldii 'Hammer Time' (Hammer Time Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, guessing 8" tall Origin: Mexico
I first saw this agave when visiting Gary Hammer's former California nursery...a plant Gary had discovered in Mexico, which variegated upon his return home. This deliciously wicked little agave is a selection of A. x leopoldii (A. filifera v. filifera x A. filifera v. schidigera) that forms a 8" tall x 15" wide clump of 1/4" wide bayonet-like dark green leaves, each etched in white, edged with a chartreuse border, then covered in curly white hairs that would make Santa proud. A. 'Hammer Time' does offset occasionally, unlike both of its parents. Growing this gem is a bit like having a pet porcupine, so handle with care. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08316
$26.00  


Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite' (Frostbite Century Plant)

Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite' (Frostbite Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, guessing 18" tall Origin: Mexico
NEW! This non-offsetting gem is one of the rarest and most beautiful agaves in our collection. Finally, we have enough to share. This 30" wide selection of A. xylonacantha (xylonacantha means wood teeth/spines) is composed of 18" long x 1" wide leaves which form a symmetrical clump. Each leaf has a medium green central stripe, bordered by a wide creamy yellow edge that ages to white. The unusual snaggle-tooth spine pattern on the leaf edge is truly fascinating. If you live in a state with gun bans, keep a leaf from this baby by the bed for protection. We're on the northern borderline for growing this species outdoors, so from here north, enjoy yours in a container. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08723
$28.00  


Agave xylonacantha x lophantha (Hybrid Hardy Century Plant)

Agave xylonacantha x lophantha (Hybrid Hardy Century Plant)

SunZone: 8-10, at least 12" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This offering represents a cross made by the late Rick Nowakowski of Nature's Curiosity Shop, who sent us the seed before his untimely death. There is a great deal of diversity including some nice snaggle-tooth forms. It is our hope that the addition of A. lophantha would add some hardiness to the marginally hardy A. xylonacantha. We anticipate based on the parentage that these should form a 2' wide x 1' tall clump. This is a one-time offer, so if these are of interest, don't delay. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08678
$12.00  


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