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Products > Agave titanota 'Black and Blue'
Agave titanota 'Black and Blue' - Black and Blue Agave

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave titanota 'Black and Blue' (Black and Blue Agave) A tight smaller agave with rosettes to about 1 foot wide with thick pale bluish gray colored leaves that have very dark, nearly black teeth along the margins. Older plants pup to form a nice tight cluster. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate only occasionally. Should be hardy to at least 25 F. This plant is a selection made by Kelly Griffin when he was at Rancho Soledad Nursery and is being produced by tissue culture by Rancho Tissue Technologies. We list it as a cultivar of Agave titanota, a larger plant that is typically more of a pale gray color but it is unclear whether 'Black and Blue' is a cultivar or hybrid of this species, which itself has become even more confusing with several of the plants thought to be forms of Agave titanota recently being described as new species. For more information on these see our listings of Agave titanota and Agave oteroi. A great accent plant to contrast with darker colored plants. A very interesting plant and quite different from Agave 'Felipe Otero' (FO-076), that is thought possibly to be a form of Agave titanota. We tahnk Tony and Holly Krock for getting us started on this nice agave.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Agave titanota 'Black and Blue'.