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 americana v. marginata
Very large and spiny rosettes with yellow-striped leaf margins; pups aggressively
Agave angustifolia “Marginata”
Variegated leaves, rosettes to 5 feet.
Large variegated rosettes with agressive marginal teeth. Mostly solitary until mature.
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 “Boutin Blue”
Blue leaves, wider leaves than the species. 3-4ft. Protect from frost.
Agave attenuata “Kara’s Stripes”
Bluish green w/strong green marginal stripes in shade
Agave attenuata “Raea’s Gold”
Wide soft leaves of a pale gold-green emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back. Offsets readily. Keep protected from frost.
Agave attenuata “Ray of Light”
Large soft green leaves w/strong white marginal stripes.
Agave attenuata “Variegata”
Wide blue-green recurved leaves with variegation that can be white or yellow, wide striped or narrow. Offsets readily. Keep protected from frost.
Toothy wide green leaves. Open rosette of wide light green leaves with distinctive red-brown marginal teeth. Medium-sized solitary Agave 3-5ft. across
Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.
Agave celsii “Multicolor”
2-4ft. rosettes; up-curving green leaves w/cream margin
Agave celsii v. albicans
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.
Agave deserti v. simplex
Solitary rosettes. Protect from winter rains.
Green leaves with vigorous points, vase-shaped to 36″h
Agave desmetiana “Variegata”
Green and Cream striped leaves with vigorous points, vase-shaped to 36″h
Agave ellemeetiana “Satina”
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
Beautiful powdery silver-grey leaves, curving out to 8ft long, strong bend downward. Bloom stalks to 35ft tall. Generally solitary.
High altitude species. Clumping rosettes to 3ft. Leaves are dark green, long and narrow, with a light green stipe down the center and white marginal teeth. Needs fast draining soil.
Rosettes to 3ft. Thin, flexible bright green leaves
Distinctive large solitary agave. Aggresive marginal teeth. Wide light-green leaves.
Agave gentryi “Jaws”
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.