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Products > Agave 'Sun Glow'
 
Agave 'Sun Glow'
   

 
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 'Sun Glow' An 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 with small teeth edged with a strong creamy-yellow 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 'Sun 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 very nice with yellow leaf bands along the leaf margins. It was a selection made by Kelly Griffin, who also selected another sport from Agave 'Blue Glow' that we think even nicer called Agave 'Snow Glow'. 'Sun Glow' has more of a yellow color in the variegation compared to 'Sun Glows' creamy white and also has small red teeth along most of the leaf margin. Both are very nice plants but based on 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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Agave 'Sun Glow'.
 
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