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Agave 'Carl's Dwarf' - Carl's Dwarf 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 (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Agave 'Carl's Dwarf' - (Carl's Dwarf Agave) A unique smaller agave growing only to 1 foot tall by an equal width with small sharp dark teeth along the margins and nice gray green colored leaves that have a pink tinges. It produces only a few pups at the base of the main rosette. Plant in full to part sun with occasional to little irrigation. Tolerant of temperatures down to 25 F and possibly much lower. We are not sure what the identity of this plant is. It was first given to us in 2010 by a local Santa Barbara horticulturalist Carl Noss and it flowered later that year; the plants we now have in the nursery are from the resulting seed of this flowering. Plantsman John Bleck thinks this is the same plant he originally received as "Agave 'Dwarf'" from Don Raymond, who sold plants at the Sunset Club in the 60's and early '70's. When Greg Starr, author of "Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers" he noted that it reminded him of Agave capensis. Whatever its origins, this plant is certainly a charmer.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Agave 'Carl's Dwarf'.