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Agave colorata - Mescal Ceniza
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Agave colorata (Mescal Ceniza) - This rosette-forming succulent agave from coastal northwestern Sonora, Mexico is a slowly growing ,rosette-forming plant that reaches to around 2 feet tall by nearly as wide. The 5 to 7 inch wide rough textured blue-gray leaves have undulating and strongly toothed margins and there is a white patterning on the leaf face. This plant is usually solitary and does not often send up many plants around the main rosette. When the plant matures (around 15 years) it blooms in spring with red buds opening to yellow and orange flowers in a panicle on a 10 foot tall stalk. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Water infrequently. Hardy to 18F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Agave colorata.
 
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