Cactus and Succulents - Full Sun

Agave americana “Matsumoto”

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

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 bracteosa

Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.

Agave colorata

Toothy rosettes 2 to 4 feet across, some offsets; Mexico

Agave deserti

Large rosettes to 36″ – protect from winter rains.

Agave filifera

Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins

Agave funkiana

High altitude Mexican species; Full sun, clumping rosettes to 3′

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.

Agave isthmensis

Thick blue leaves with deep marginal lobes and reddish terminal spines.

Agave lophantha

Medium-sized agave to 36″ with vigorous teeth, occasional offsets

Agave macroacantha

Medium agave, 2 to 3 feet across. Narrow leaves with vigorous terminal spines, turn black with age. Will form dense clumps.