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Products > Agave proteamericana 'Lemon Lime'
 
Agave proteamericana 'Lemon Lime'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave proteamericana 'Lemon Lime' An attractive rosette forming succulent to 4 feet tall by as wide with broad leaves that have wavy corrugated edges that a dusty blue color with a broad 6 inch wide lime green center stripe. When mature it produces a 20-foot-tall spike topped with fragrant, yellow flowers.

Plant in full sun in a well-draining soil and irrigate infrequently if at all in coastal gardens. Cold hardy to 15 to 20 F. An attractive plant similar in shape to Agave americana but with longer leaves that have wavier edges and the interesting green central band. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds

Agave proteamericana 'Lemon Lime' had long been in cultivation in California unnamed before Brian Kemble at the Ruth Bancroft Garden determined it needed a name and he christened it Lemon Lime. We thank landscape architect Greg Mendonsa for giving us the stock on this interesting agave. 

This information about Agave proteamericana 'Lemon Lime' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.

 
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