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Products > Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta'
 
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta' - Alex's Agave
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta' - A stunning plant that grows to about 4 to 5 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with long wide blue- green leaves that have bold cream colored stripes running through the middle. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil may need some protection in hot inland locations. Along the coast it is drought tolerant and likely will tolerate temperatures down to around 15F. This selection was first brought to our attention by Santa Barbara plantsmen Don and Dave Harris who noted it growing in a garden in Santa Barbara. We were later given plants by the astute local succulent gardener Alex Geremia and while we don't know the origins of this beautiful plant we believe that this beautiful Agave is a selection of Agave salmiana var. ferox and we certainly know that those that see it are taken by its beauty. We are first releasing this plant in 2013. Use extreme care when working around or trimming any Agave. Not only are the spines wicked and cause a painful swelling if one is poked, but the sap of many species is caustic. Many a person has regretted using a chainsaw, which throws the juices back at the user, to trim an agave.  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 ferox 'Medio Picta'.
 
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