Thick green leaves, flattened rosettes. Branches readily, stays low.
A. potatorum “Baja”
Small, tight, regular rosettes; moderate water, full sun
A. schidigera “Black Widow”
Stemless rosettes to 24″ w/hairy leaf margins
Mid-sized agave, narrow leaves with leaf edges trimmed in deep burgundy and richly colored terminal spines.
A. attenuata x A. shawii
Soft-leafed hybrid will get fairly large, to 3 feet across and tall. Hardier than the softer leafed Agave attenuata, making this a perfect agave for areas that need a few degrees more cold hardiness. Blue leaves, long thin pointed tips and quick growth make this a very popular Agave hybrid.
Agave “Blue Flame” will form large clumps of rosettes that can fill an area over 10 feet across. Bloom stalks will reach 15 feet tall. Will go 20 to 25 years before blooming.
A. attenuata x A. ocahui
Smaller rosettes to around 2ft; red-tipped blue-green leaves.
A. palmeri x A. victoriae-reginae
1-2 feet across, with fairly upright narrow leaves. Smooth, burgundy-tinted leaves with dark margins. Small, to only a 1 ft to 18″, and slowly clumping in full to part sun. Very regular growth, clean and simple.
A. potatorum “Cherry Swizzle”
Large, solitary rosettes, open blue leaves with stunning colorful twisty terminal spines.
A. guiengola “Creme Brulee”
Thick variegated leaves with cream-colored margins and tiny dark marginal teeth. 3 to 4 feet across. Prefers afternoon shade inland and in hotter climates, all day sun at the coast.
A. potatorum “Desert Diamond”
Dwarf variegated agave with white markings and prominent red terminal spines. Stays small, few pups, to 18″ across. Slower growing, more vibrant and wider leaves than its parent plant, “Kichiokan Marginata”
A. schidigera “Durango Delight”
2ft. rosettes, threadleaf agave. Dense rosettes of leaves, marginal white thread/hairs.
A. funkiana “Fatal Attraction”
May be an Agave lophantha subspecies. Rosettes 3 to 4 ft. Striking variegated and sharp-spined leaves.
A. xylonacantha “Frostbite”
Generally solitary, to 30″ rosette, will get vigorous narrow leaves with marginal teeth.
A. ovatifolia “Frosty Blue”
Large, regular agave gets 4ft. across, with wide blue-grey leaves and small marginal teeth.
A. salmiana “Green Giant”
Large rosettes to 10ft.; green curved toothy leaves
A. desmetiana “Joe Hoak”
Stunning silver leaves with yellow and green striped margins. Moderately toothy, open rosettes, a bit more vertical and vase-shaped. 2 to 3 feet across.
A. potatorum “Kichiokan Marginata”
Dwarf variegated agave with white markings and prominent red terminal spines. Stays small, few pups, to 18″
A. potatorum “Kichiokan”
Tight rosettes to 18″ across, will spread readily. Bright red spines.
A stunning mid-sized agave with narrow blue-green leaves. The terminal spines and leaf edges are trimmed in black.
A. bracteosa hybrid, possibly A. lophantha x A. bracteosa, from San Marcos Growers. 2 to 3 feet. Narrow leaves, center stripe, small marginal teeth.
A. bracteosa “Monterrey Frost”
Very narrow soft leaves with crisp white edges, recurved. Spineless leaves make this Agave good for areas alongside paths, Once the plant matures it has a 4 to 5 foot tall dense spike bearing small pale yellow to cream flower.
2ft. Clumping rosettes with smooth, blue-green leaves and red edges.
Undulating, broad toothy leaves; rosettes 4 to 6 feet across.
A. shawii “Neptune’s Spear”
Long narrow leaves to 3 feet. Vigorous terminal spines. Leaves will get red edges in full sun.
A. macroacantha “Pablo’s Choice”
1 to 2ft. blue-grey Agave, compact and low. Large black terminal spines, recurved marginal spines. Full sun at the coast. Will form dense clusters that can spread 3 to 5 feet wide. Cultivar originated near Santa Barbara. Plant in fast-draining soil, grows fast with summer water.
Works well in gardens or in containers.
A. lophantha “Quadricolor”
A. cv. Goshikibandai
Brightly colored, toothy, 18 to 24″, occasional offsets
Agave attenuata x shawii hybrid
Soft-leaves, green-blue with variegated lighter green marginal stripes and red edges
A.macroacantha x A. victoriae-reginae Hybrid
2 feet across, with fairly upright narrow leaves. Reddish-black edges and terminal spines. Very regular growth, clean and simple.
Hybrid species, to 3’h.; blue-green skin
A. schidigera “Shira ito no Ohi”
Small yellow and green striped rosettes with marginal leaf threads. Slow-growing to 18″