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Agave 'Snow Glow'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
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 solitary rosettes slowly growing to 2 feet tall and 3 feet across with 18 inch long by 1-1 1/2 inch wide glaucous blue-green leaves that have red margins edged with a strong cream colored band and bearing tiny soft spines and a stout 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 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 margins and was also quite nice, but in a side by side comparison, we felt 'Snow Glow' the more attractive plant for us to continue with. Our original stock plants from Xeric Growers.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave 'Snow Glow'.
 
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