Hi, I’m a big fan of your blog and i was hoping that you might be able to identify this agave? I just picked it up at lowes and it was labeled as an aloe. Fingers crossed that it’s hardy.
Paul from VA
You have an Agave, probably Agave potatorum. Also see here for lots more pictures.
They are hardy to about 25F (Zone 9b), so probably not hardy outside in VA.