This medium-sized agave is native to rocky grasslands in west Texas and northern Mexico, at elevations of 4000 to 6000 feet. This handsome plant has silver-grey leaves bearing sharp marginal teeth and a stout terminal spine. The leaves are held in a tight rosette which is typically solitary. The branched flower stalk has greenish-yellow flowers. Provide full sun at higher elevations, and some shade in low desert regions.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Accent/Succulent

Size (H x W): 3ft x 4ft

Flower Color: Green

Hardiness: Zone 5: -20˚F

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