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. victoria-reginae “Porcupine”
12-18″ rosettes. Stunning green leaves with white striping; forms tight, dense rosettes. A highly symmetrical cultivar. Slow-growing.
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.
Attractive, often solitary, rosette of short grey-blue leaves with cream-yellow margins. This A. ovatifolia hybrid is a striking combination that retains a smaller size than other A. ovatifolia forms.
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″
Variegated cultivar of Agave “Blue Glow” with significant cream-white striping. Slow growing, wide leaves. Generally solitary.
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.
Variegated cultivar of Agave “Blue Glow”. Small, clumping, with deep blue-green rosettes, red margins edged with a yellow band and a red terminal spine. Lovely in gardens, especially attractive with backlight to highlight subtle leaf details.
Agave victoria-reginae “Albomarginata”
Small with intense white-striped variegated leaves, compact 12″ rosettes; slow growing.
10 to 12ft.; pups aggressively, giant bloomstalk then dies
Very large upright leaves with yellow striped margins and a blue-green central stripe. Plant away from pathways. Offsets readily.
Very large upright leaves with stunning yellow-edged striped margins. Large architectural specimin for container planting. Offsets readily.
Very large and spiny rosettes with yellow-striped leaf margins; pups aggressively
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.
Blue leaves, wider leaves than the species. 3-4ft. Protect from frost.
Wide soft leaves of a pale gold-green emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back. 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.
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