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Products > Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons'
 
Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons' - Yellow Ribbons Century Plant
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons' (Yellow Ribbons Century Plant) - Large upright succulent rosette to 5 to 6 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with upright green to gray-green leaves that have cream-colored margins. As with other Agave americana varieties this plant has yellow-green flowers that attract hummingbirds but plants do not bloom until they are several decades or so old (not a century!) and the plant dies after flowering. Plant in full sun. Irrigate occasionally to not at all. Cold hardy to 15 degrees F or less. This large plant can be dramatic in the landscape - give it plenty of room and situate it away from traffic. Great on a hillside. This particular selection was made from one plant growing on the nursery property and is particularly elegant with a more open habit and leaves that arch outwards slightly towards the tips. It also has greener leaves than the other variegated Agave americana that we grow as Agave americana var. Marginata.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated 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 americana 'Yellow Ribbons'.
 
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