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Agave x leopoldii 'Hammer Time' - Hammer's Striped Agave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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 'Hammer Time' (Hammer Time Agave) - This agave grows into a clump to 8 inches tall by 15 inches wide and is a selection of the already very attractive small agave, Agave x leopoldii with the same narrow spine-like leaves with showy-white margins and curling fibrous margins but adds a narrow band of yellow to chartreuse along the white margin. This plant should have the same flowers as the species with interesting 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. Agave x leopoldii was 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”. This attractive plant was selected by Gary Hammer of Desert to Jungle and Glendale Paradise Nurseries. Our plants from Shady Oaks Nursery.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave x leopoldii 'Hammer Time'.