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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 is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave 'Snow Glow'.
 
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