Ruth Bancroft Garden and Agave weberi and A. desertii
Agave weberi at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.
During the garden tour at the Ruth Bancroft Garden we saw some great plantings of Agave weberi, even one that was just beginning to spike. This gives a good indication of this plants smaller size, which makes is a better candidate in the smaller landscape than many similar species of Agave. The neotype for this species is noted as from between Laredo and Catarina in Texas but an ocurrence of a native planting is no longer known although there are many variants found as cultivated plants in arid areas of north-central and northeastern Mexico and South Texas. See our more information and additional pictures in our database listing Agave weberi
Agave desertii (wide leaf form) in the Ruth Bancroft Garden.
Another plant at the Ruth Bancroft Garden that I thought was particularly beautiful was the broad leaf form of Agave desertii. Agave desertii is one of our native California species and I had seen beautiful specimens in Anza Borrego (Sonoran desert) but not like these beautiful plants - WOW!