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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.  
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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. 

This information about Agave 'Carl's Dwarf' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.