Soil

Agave “Joe Hoak”

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.

Agave “Kichiokan Marginata”

A. potatorum “Kichiokan Marginata”

Dwarf variegated agave with white markings and prominent red terminal spines. Stays small, few pups, to 18″

Agave “Kichiokan”

A. potatorum “Kichiokan”

Tight rosettes to 18″ across, will spread readily. Bright red spines.

Agave “Little Shark”

A stunning mid-sized agave with narrow blue-green leaves. The terminal spines and leaf edges are trimmed in black.

Agave “Mateo”

A. bracteosa hybrid, possibly A. lophantha x A. bracteosa, from San Marcos Growers. 2 to 3 feet. Narrow leaves, center stripe, small marginal teeth.

Agave “Monterrey Frost”

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.

Agave “Neptune’s Spear”

A. shawii “Neptune’s Spear”

Long narrow leaves to 3 feet. Vigorous terminal spines. Leaves will get red edges in full sun.

Agave “Pablo’s Choice”

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.

Agave “Porcupine”

A. victoria-reginae “Porcupine”

Small with variegated leaves, compact rosettes; slow growing

Agave “Quadricolor”

A. lophantha “Quadricolor”
A. cv. Goshikibandai

Brightly colored, toothy, 18 to 24″, occasional offsets

Agave “Red Margin”

Agave attenuata x shawii hybrid

Soft-leaves, green-blue with variegated lighter green marginal stripes and red edges

Agave “Royal Spine”

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.

Agave “Shira ito no Ohi”

A. schidigera “Shira ito no Ohi”

Small yellow and green striped rosettes with marginal leaf threads. Slow-growing to 18″

Agave “Snow Glow”

Variegated cultivar of Agave “Blue Glow”. Slow growing, wide leaves. Generally solitary.

 

 

Agave “Splendida”

A. lophantha “Splendida”

Strong central stripe, brightly colored, toothy, to 24″, occasional offsets

Agave “Stained Glass”

A. vilmoriniana “Stained Glass”

Narrow green and cream leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like an octopus.  Spineless leaves make this Agave great for areas alongside paths, but avoid high traffic areas.

Agave “Sun Glow”

Variegated cultivar of Agave “Blue Glow”. Small, clumping, with deep blue-green rosettes, red margins edged with a yellow band and a red terminal spine. Lovely in gardens, especially attractive with backlight to highlight subtle leaf details.

 

 

Agave “White Rhino”

Agave victoria-reginae “Albomarginata”

Small with intense white-striped variegated leaves, compact 12″ rosettes; slow growing.

Agave americana

10 to 12ft.; pups aggressively, giant bloomstalk then dies

Agave americana “Matsumoto”

Very large upright leaves with yellow striped margins and a blue-green central stripe. Plant away from pathways. Offsets readily.

Agave americana fa. aureo-marginata

Very large upright leaves with stunning yellow-edged striped margins. Large architectural specimin for container planting. Offsets readily.

Agave attenuata

Bluish green, to 3ft tall (occasionally to 5ft.); regular water. Protect from frost. Large curved draping bloom stalk gives this its common name.

Agave attenuata “Nova”

Blue-hued variety with wider leaves than the species. Bloom stalk is vertical. 3ft; regular water. Protect from frost.