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Products > Agave angustifolia 'Woodrowii'
Agave angustifolia 'Woodrowii'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. woodrowii, A. vivipara cv.]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 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 angustifolia 'Woodrowii' - This is a very pretty variegated Agave that has gray-green leaves with cream-yellow margins. The plant forms an individual rigid clump 1-2 feet tall. Part to full coastal sun - protect from mid-day irrigation, hot sun and hail as all can disfigure foliage. A great container plant. This plant was initially given to us through breeder representative, PlantHaven, as part of an evaluation program. The plant came from Agave grower Dave Gordon who had removed it off the inflorescence of an Agave angustifolia 'Marginata'. We have noted in AgaveForum discussion of a similarly described plant, Agave woodrowii or Agave angustifolia 'Woodrowii', that also originated from the flower stalk of Agave angustifolia 'Marginata'. In the newest nomemclatural twist Dr. Joachim Thiede of the Botanical Institute and Botanic Garden at Hamburg, writing in the "Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons" (Edited by Urs Eggli, Srenger-Verlag, 2001) has placed all Agave angustifolia into Agave vivipara and specifically the horticultural selection Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' as described in H. Scott Genty's "Agave of Continental North America" as being Agave vivipara 'Marginata' (Hort. ex Gentry). Dr. Thiede also separates the form that Gentry noted as a closely allied form attibuted to Trelease identifying this plant as Agave vivipara 'Variegata' (Trelease). It is described as having a broad marginal white stripe; remainder of the leaf silvery grey or milky. It is further noted that this plant represents a horticultural selection which is only reported to have arisen in the Botanical Garden of the College of Science at Poona, India about 1895. Has Agave vivipara 'Marginata' (AKA A. angustifolia 'Marginata') been spontaneously sporting this similar form all these years or do all of these plants come from the plant origianally described by Trelease? Dave Gordon selected this plant from a flowering stem of Agave angustifolia 'Marginata'. 

This information about Agave angustifolia 'Woodrowii' 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.