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Agave x leopoldii

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. filifera x filifera ssp. schidigera)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Agave x leopoldii - A small Agave with narrow spine-like leaves that have showy white margins and curling fibrous margins that peel back giving the entire plant a hairy look. A wickedly attractive Agave that is great in small pots or nestled into a rock crevice. The flowers, while not showy are interesting with dark yellow anthers atop red stamens. Plant in full sun to light shade. Requires little irrigation. Though no good data has been found to indicate the hardiness of this plant, both parents are hardy to the mid to high teens so we list to hardy to at least 20° F. First described by G. Nicholson in 1900 and published in Garden Chronicles in 1912 it was later described as a garden hybrid between Agave filifera and Agave schidigera (now A. filifera ssp. schidigera) by Alwin Berger in his 1915 “Die Agaven”. In Japan this plant is cultivated under the name Taki no silaito which translates loosely as "White Thread of Cascade".  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave x leopoldii
 
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