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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Agave utahensis var. eborispina
 
Agave utahensis var. eborispina - Ivory-spined Agave

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Agave utahensis var. eborispina (Ivory-spined Agave) - A small clump forming agave to 8 to 12 inches tall by 1 foot wide with 4 to 8 inch long leaves that have heavily toothed leaf margins and stout 1 1/2 inch long ivory-colored terminal spines. When plants mature in habitat they flower in late winter with 6 to 12 foot tall spikes. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate little if at all. This plant grows on dry limestone slopes from 3000 - 5000 feet elevation in SE California, Nevada, and Utah. Plants in California are limited to the Nopah Range in Inyo County - our plants from seed collected by Brian Kemble from the foothills of Mt. Charleston (NW of Las Vegas, NV). The subspecies Agave utahensis var. eborispina has most recently been combined with var. nevadensis as Agave utahensis var. nevadensis. It has a California Rare Plant Rank:1B.3 meaning nevadensis is rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere and State Rank of S1.3 meaning that it is critically Imperiled.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave utahensis var. eborispina.
 
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