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Products > Agave attenuata 'Variegata'
 
Agave attenuata 'Variegata' - Variegated Fox Tail Agave
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave attenuata 'Variegata' (Variegata Fox Tail Agave) - This is the yellow variegated form of Agave attenuata. Like the species this plant is unarmed and so is useful in locations where other agaves may not be used. It is far slower growing than the species but with time clumps of this plant can be expected to reach 3 to 4 feet tall by twice this width (if your friends don't talk you out of spare rosettes from time to time). The wide pale green pliable leaves have yellow stripes near the margins that are different from leaf to leaf. Plant in full coastal sun to shade in moist or dry soils (looks best with regular watering). Tolerates seaside conditions but it will usually be damaged in temperatures below 28 F - seems a bit more tender to cold and heat than the non-variegated forms. Protect from snails which can also disfigure the plant.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave attenuata 'Variegata'.
 
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