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Products > Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee'
Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee' - Creme Brulee Century Plant
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. guiengola 'Marginata']
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee' (Creme Brulee Century Plant) - This succulent will likely grow slowly to form open rosettes to 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide with few massively thick, white-green glaucous leaves with broad cream margins. Along the edge of the 18-24+ inch long leaves there are many dark-colored teeth which contrast well against the cream bands with the tip of the leaf tapering down to a brown terminal spine. Like the non-variegated species, this plant is likely to produce a 5 to 6 foot tall spike with pale yellow flowers though we have not seen this plant flower. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate only occasionally in coastal gardens to regularly in hotter inland gardens. Protect from temperatures below 25 degrees F. to avoid disfiguring the foliage. A stunning plant for large containers or planted in a protected spot in the succulent garden. This name was applied by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery to the cultivar Agave guiengola 'Marginata' as this Latinized cultivar name is invalid. We thank Tony for sharing this plant with us. 

This information about Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee' 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.