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Products > Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta'
 
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta' - Alex's Agave
   

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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: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta' - A stunning plant that grows to about 4 to 5 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with long wide blue- green leaves that have bold cream colored stripes running through the middle. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil may need some protection in hot inland locations. Along the coast it is drought tolerant and likely will tolerate temperatures down to around 15F. This selection was first brought to our attention by Santa Barbara plantsmen Don and Dave Harris who noted it growing in a garden in Santa Barbara. We were later given plants by the astute local succulent gardener Alex Geremia and while we don't know the origins of this beautiful plant we believe that this beautiful Agave is a selection of Agave salmiana var. ferox and we certainly know that those that see it are taken by its beauty. We have heard from other quite knowledgeable agavephiles that they think this plant is a form of Agave americana but we disagree see more on this our Agave salmiana 'Medio Picta' controversy pageThe 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 salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta'.
 
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