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Products > Agave 'Snow Glow'
Agave 'Snow Glow'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. 'Blue Glow' sport)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave 'Snow Glow' - An exceptionally attractive smaller agave with mostly solitary rosettes slowly growing to 2 feet tall by 3 feet across with 18 inch long by 1-1 1/2 inch wide glaucous blue-green leaves that have smooth toothless red margins near the leaf tip with small soft teeth below and edged the entire length with a strong cream colored band and tipped with a short red terminal spine. Plant in full sun. Little irrigation required. Though hardiness is not known absolutely, the parent plant of this sport has weathered temperatures down below 20 F and likely this plant will be able to handle this as well. Agave 'Snow Glow' is a sport from Agave 'Blue Glow', a plant that was the result of a cross between Agave ocahui and Agave attenuata - the original plant is already an exceptionally beautiful plant but this chance sport is stunning with strong cream white leaf bands along the leaf margins that nearly glow. It was a selection made by Kelly Griffin, who also selected another sport from Agave 'Blue Glow' that he called 'Sun Glow'. 'Sun Glow' had more yellow color in the variegation and more teeth along the red margins in the upper half of the leaf. Both plants are very nice, but in a side by side comparison, we felt 'Snow Glow' the more attractive plant for us to continue with and we have been growing this beauty since receiving our first plant in 2011 from Allen Repashy at Xeric Growers. 

This information about Agave 'Snow Glow' 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.