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Products > Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata'
 
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata' - A selection of Agave salmiana var. ferox that grows to 4 to 6 feet tall by the same width with wide dark green leaves that have strong yellow bands along the margins. Like its big brother Agave salmiana, this plant puts up a stout candelabra type inflorescence bearing yellow flowers that attract birds and bees. Plant in full sun and irrigate little to none in coastal climates. Not sure if it will prove as hardy as the green forms we grow but it was not harmed by temperatures down to the mid 20's F in the historical January 2007 freeze and likely can go lower - maybe to 15 F. We are also not sure where this cultivar originated but we got our first plant in 2007 from Ed Pencal's Cactus Mart nursery in Filmore California.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata'.
 
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