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Agave 'Streaker'

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
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. 'Blue Flame' sport)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Agave Streaker (Blue Flame Sport) A nice variegated and not wicked agave with clusters of 2 1/2 feet tall by to 3 feet wide rosettes that have flexible blue-green leaves with white bands mostly along the finely serrate margins and a brown terminal spine the variegation is a bit variable and sometimes streaks of white and even yellow show towards the middle of the leaf. Like the non-variegated form this plant should build up to form large dense masses possibly as tall as 4 to 5 feet and wider still with flower stalks to 15 feet time will tell. The blue cast to the leaves form from a glaucous waxy cuticle that covers the surface of the younger leaves. This feature can be enhanced by promoting new growth and vigor by giving regular irrigation and fertilizer and avoiding overhead water that can wash the leaf surface. Plant in full sun except in hot inland and desert gardens where light shade will prevent scorching of the foliage. Irrigate little or regularly for more vigor. Hardy to at least 25 F. A variegated sport of Agave 'Blue Flame', a beautiful clumping agave at the Huntington Gardens that was once called Agave 'David Verity'. For more information see our listing of Agave 'Blue Flame'. Our original stock plants from Xeric Growers.  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 'Streaker'.