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Agave striata forma purpurea - Purple Maguey Espadín
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10° F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave striata forma purpurea (Maguey Espadín) A unique custering agave to 2 feet tall forming a dense clump 3 to 5 feet wide narrow sharp pale green leaves that flush a light purple color. Plant in full sun or light shade (sun brings out the color) in a well drained soil and irrigated occasionally to very little. Quite hardy. This plant has circulated in the horticultural trades for many years and really lacks a proper cultivar name but we follow the name in Paul Carpenter Standley's Trees and Shrubs of Mexico under his listing for Agave striata where he states: "The purplish form is known in gardens as f. purpurea".  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 striata forma purpurea.