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Agave marmorata

Generally solitary medium sized agave with upright rosettes, grey leaves with short marginal teeth. Used to make Pulque, a thick alcoholic drink.

Agave montana

3-4ft rosettes, high altitude agave. Prolific marginal teeth when mature. Red terminal spines.

Agave neomexicana

Medium rosettes to 24″; thick slender concave leaves, bluish green; strong teeth

Agave ocahui

Native to Mexican hillsides, 18 to 24″, sharp terminal spines

Agave ovatifolia

Large, regular agave gets 4 ft. across, with wide blue leaves and small marginal teeth.

Agave parryi minima “Variegata”

A. “Cream Spike”
A. minima “Variegata”
A. patonii “Variegata”
A. parryi v. patonii “Variegata”

Small, thick-leaved hardy rosettes, yellow-striped, slow-growing

Agave patonii

Miniature century plant to 12″ with pronounced spines, scooped leaf shape.

Agave potatorum

Large, solitary rosettes to 3ft. across, open blue leaves. 20ft tall bloom spikes.

Agave pygmaea

A. seemanniana ssp. pygmaea

Small wide-leafed agave with red terminal spines. Grows on limestone outcroppings. 12″ rosettes.

Agave salmiana

Broad green leaves with rows of toothy spines on the margins. The recurved leaf tips display terminal spines at a nearly horizontal angle. Great structural element in the garden.

Agave salmiana “Variegata”

A. salmiana v. ferox “Variegata”

Large recurved variegated leaves; rosettes can get 4 to 6ft tall. Dark green with strong yellow striping.

Agave salmiana v. ferox

Broad green leaves with edged with toothy spines. As the plant matures it has a bold yet elegant form with the leaf tips held horizontally above the rosette. A great structural element in a small garden.

Agave scabra

Vertical rosette to 3’h.; long rigid leaves w/strong teeth

Agave schottii

Clumping agave with long narrow leaves to 2ft Used for erosion control.

Agave shawii

Clumps of colorful dark green 2-3ft. rosettes. Inflorescence 10 to 15 feet tall. Native to Point Loma coast near San Diego.

Agave striata

Generally solitary w/long thin narrow leaves; to 2ft.