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Agave montana - Mountain Agave
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15° F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave montana (Mountain Agave) - This slow to moderate growing medium sized agave that forms solitary artichoke-like rosettes to 4 feet tall by 5 feet wide with short broad upright apple green leaves with margins, terminal spine and large teeth that are all reddish. Also showy are the attractive saw-tooth pattern bud imprints on the flat surfaces of the next emerging leaf. This plant is native to northeastern Mexico at altitudes up to 9,000 feet so it is quite cold hardy and also tolerant of drought and poor impoverished soils. Plant in full sun to light shade. Little irrigation required. Hardy to 10 degrees F.(Zone 7). This plant was from seed reportedly collected north of La Peņa in Tamaulipas Mexico. Agave 'Baccarat' another plant we originally grew as a form of Agave montana, is now thought to be a hybrid between this species and the closely related Agave gentryi.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Agave montana.
 
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