This stunning agave has a bold silhouette and short, wide powder-blue leaves. It forms a slightly flattened rosette, and the leaves have a pronounced groove on their upper surface. This native of northern Nuevo Leon, Mexico is a recently described species and is related to A. havardiana and A. parrasana. Its tall, branching flower stalk has clusters of light green flowers. Plant in full sun in cooler locations, but provide some afternoon shade in the low deserts.