Cactus and Succulents - Full Sun

Aeonium urbicum “Rubrum”

A profusion of red-edged green rosettes, deeper red in full sun. Low growing – 18″ to 24″ tall, but very full.

Agave “Baja”

A. potatorum “Baja”

Small, tight, regular rosettes; moderate water, full sun

Agave “Blue Ember”

Mid-sized agave, narrow leaves with leaf edges trimmed in deep burgundy and richly colored terminal spines.

Agave “Blue Flame”

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.

Agave “Blue Glow”

A. attenuata x A. ocahui

Smaller rosettes to around 2ft; red-tipped blue-green leaves.

Agave “Cherry Swizzle”

A. potatorum “Cherry Swizzle”

Large, solitary rosettes, open blue leaves with stunning colorful twisty terminal spines.

Agave “Creme Brulee”

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.

Agave “Durango Delight”

A. schidigera “Durango Delight”

2ft. rosettes, threadleaf agave. Dense rosettes of leaves, marginal white thread/hairs.

Agave “Fatal Attraction”

A. funkiana “Fatal Attraction”

May be an Agave lophantha subspecies. Rosettes 3 to 4 ft. Striking variegated and sharp-spined leaves.

Agave “Frostbite”

A. xylonacantha “Frostbite”

Generally solitary, to 30″ rosette, will get vigorous narrow leaves with marginal teeth.

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 “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 “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 “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 “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 americana

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