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Agave 'Baccarat' - Crystal Bowl Agave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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
Synonyms: [Agave montana 'Baccarat']
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave 'Baccarat' (Crystal Bowl Agave) - This slow to moderate growing agave forms solitary artichoke-like rosettes that can grow to 4 feet tall and wide with short broad grey-green leaves. This plant has leaves that have long dark terminal spines and wide spaced large teeth along the leaf margins that imprint a beautiful saw-tooth pattern on the flat surfaces of the next emerging leaf. Plant in full sun to light shade. Little irrigation required. Hardy to to zero degrees F.(Zone 7). This plant was originally thought to be a selection of the Mountain Agave, Agave montana, a species previously lumped into the Agave macroculmis complex with Agave gentryi but both now have been recognized as separate and more distantly related species with the name Agave macroculmis now considered only as a synonym for Agave atrovirens. This selected clone was collected in 1997 by Wade Roitsch of Yucca Do Nursery in madrone-pine-oak forest near La Encantada in southwestern Nuevo Leon at about 9000' elevation. It has proven itself at Yucca Do Nursery in Hempstead Texas where it has held up well to hot summers and wet and cold winters. The cultivar name 'Baccarat' was given to this plant because the bud imprinting and coloration on the leaves reminded him of the multi-faceted effect of a bowl of fine cut Baccarat Crystal. We have long listed this plant as Agave montana 'Baccarat' but after years of observation, Carl Schoenfeld and Wade Roitsch at Yucca Do Nursery now believe this plant to be a natural intergrade between Agave gentryi and Agave montana and so rightfully should just be called Agave 'Baccarat'. The image on this page provided by Yucca Do Nursery. 

This information about Agave 'Baccarat' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.