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Products > Agave montana
 
Agave montana - Mountain Agave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
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.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave montana.
 
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