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Products > Agave gentryi 'Jeffrey'
 
Agave gentryi 'Jeffrey' - Jeff's Gray Agave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Agave gentryi 'Jeffrey' (Jeff's Gray Agave) - A medium sized Agave that forms a cluster of rosettes to 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide with thick and wide gray leaves armed with large teeth along the leaf margin and a long terminal spine. The leaves have strong bud imprints and fold upright on both margins. Plant in full sun to light shades and water infrequently to regularly occasionally. Though there is still speculation on the origin of this plant it should prove to be at least nearly as hardy as the typical green species, which is known to tolerate temperatures down to 5 F. For more information on the species see our listing for Agave gentryi This attractive plant came from the Santa Barbara garden of Cycad specialist Jeff Chemnick and is thought to have come to him from the Ruth Bancroft Garden.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave gentryi 'Jeffrey'.
 
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