Wide soft leaves of a pale gold-green emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back. Offsets readily. Keep protected from frost.
Large soft green leaves w/strong white marginal stripes.
Bluish green w/strong white marginal stripes
Toothy wide green leaves; Open rosettes 3-5ft. across
Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.
2-4ft. rosettes; up-curving green leaves w/cream margin
2-3ft., readily clumping w/rounded grey-blue leaves
Green, toothy rosettes to 30″
2-3ft. Narrow blue leaves, vigorous marginal spines
Toothy rosettes 2 to 4 feet across, some offsets; Mexico
Large rosettes to 36″ – protect from winter rains.
Solitary rosettes. Protect from winter rains.
Green leaves with vigorous points, vase-shaped to 36″h
Green and Cream striped leaves with vigorous points, vase-shaped to 36″h
Stemless rosettes, 2 to 3ft. Soft green leaves. Can handle full sun at the coast, but needs afternoon shade inland. Protect from frost.
Large thick green leaves with striking white markings. Aggresive thick black terminal spines. Upright habit, to 18″.
Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins
High altitude Mexican species; Full sun, clumping rosettes to 3′
Rosettes to 3ft. Thin, flexible bright green leaves
Distinctive large solitary agave. Aggresive marginal teeth. Wide light-green leaves.
Remarkably toothy, deep green leaves with bright red marginal spines fading to brown with age. 4 to 6 feet across, but may get 8 to 10 feet according to the UC Botanic Gardens.
Blue-green leaves, red marginal spines, vigorous terminal spines.
2 to 3 foot medium sized agave with wildly undulating blue leaves.
Solitary Agave with stout deep green leaves and a very symmetrical habit. The dramatically toothy leaves start with a dark red-brown edging that fades to silver as they mature. Deer resistant.
Thick blue leaves with deep marginal lobes and reddish terminal spines.
A. “Ohi Raijin Shiro-Nakafu”
Beautiful tight-rosettes, small variegated agave.
Chihuahuan Desert. Sharp-edged to 24″, variegated leaves.
Medium-sized agave to 36″ with vigorous teeth, occasional offsets
Medium agave, 2 to 3 feet across. Narrow leaves with vigorous terminal spines, turn black with age. Will form dense clumps.
Generally solitary medium sized agave with upright rosettes, grey leaves with short marginal teeth. Used to make Pulque, a thick alcoholic drink.