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Plant Database Search Results > Agave americana var. marginata
 
Agave americana var. marginata - Variegated Century Plant

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
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: 15-20 F
Agave americana var. marginata (Variegated Century Plant) - Large rosette-forming succulent to 5 to 6 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with upright slightly wavy gray-green leaves that have strong cream to yellow 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 plant is the more common variegated form of Agave americana with grayer-green, more upright leaves than the form we call Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons'  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Agave americana var. marginata.
 
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