*This plant is not currently in production, but the page is preserved for informational purposes.
This hardy little agave is native to Coahuila, Mexico, at elevations from 4500 to 8000 feet. It is very similar in appearance and growth habit to the Agave parryi. A solitary plant, it forms a tight, symmetrical rosette of stout grey leaves which are edged with small teeth and end in a sharp spine. Its tall, branched flower spike forms clusters of bright yellow flowers edged in purple. It tolerates full sun but prefers some light shade in low deserts.