20″d. solitary rosettes on 30″t. stems
A profusion of red-edged green rosettes, deeper red in full sun. Low growing – 18″ to 24″ tall, but very full.
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.
15″d, grey-blue leaves w/burgundy edges, marginal spines
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. 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. 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. bracteosa hybrid, possibly A. lophantha x A. bracteosa, from San Marcos Growers. 2 to 3 feet. Narrow leaves, center stripe, small marginal teeth.
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″
A. lophantha “Splendida”
Strong central stripe, brightly colored, toothy, to 24″, occasional offsets
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.
10 to 12ft.; pups aggressively, giant bloomstalk then dies