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Products > Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata'
 
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata' - A selection of Agave salmiana var. ferox that grows to 4 to 6 feet tall by the same width with wide dark green leaves that have strong yellow bands along the margins. Like its big brother Agave salmiana, this plant puts up a stout candelabra type inflorescence bearing yellow flowers that attract birds and bees. Plant in full sun and irrigate little to none in coastal climates. Not sure if it will prove as hardy as the green forms we grow but it was not harmed by temperatures down to the mid 20's F in the historical January 2007 freeze and likely can go lower - maybe to 15 F. We are also not sure where this cultivar originated but we got our first plant in 2007 from Ed Pencal's Cactus Mart nursery in Filmore California.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing 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 salmiana var. ferox 'Variegata'.
 
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