Agave
Agave 'Blue Glow'

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Glow

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Gilbert, Arizona

Green Valley, Arizona

Peoria, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Acton, California

Altadena, California

Bishop, California

Fairview, California

Goleta, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Ana, California

Vista, California

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Portland, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

8
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 26, 2015, annieca from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Does anyone know if agave "blue glow" has its red rimmed leaves when very small (two inches tall)? I acquired a few of these plants recently that are supposed to be "blue glow" but have no red rim.

Positive

On May 12, 2014, girlia from Altadena, CA wrote:

I bought a 1 1/2 foot across Blue Glow 5 years ago - it was probably 5 years old at the time. Four months ago it started to grow a flower spike from the center. It is now about 10 feet tall and the top 1/3 was covered in white flowers. The flowers are now gone and I'm waiting to see what happens next. There are numerous babies growing about the back of the original plant. I was told the entire original plant will die back and then I can harvest the babies to plant. I have photos of the progression if anyone is interested.

Positive

On May 19, 2012, Tunnelmotor from Picture Rocks, AZ wrote:

I have Blue Glow in a turquoise-color ceramic pot with two other agave types under a small ramada. Blue Glow receives morning sun and shade the rest of the day. It is doing well after one year.The plant is watered deeply about once every 2 1/2 weeks in summer and receives a diluted dose or two of fish emulsion fertilizer during the hot season. Great-looking agave and relatively small. Grows well in a stock cactus mix.

Positive

On May 7, 2012, sube1984 from Bishop, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is surprisingly cold hardy. The same plant that i posted as a small pup is now much larger and survived two winters in Bishop, CA where it had minimal leaf damage after clear nights of 9 degrees Fahrenheit and other nights of being covered in snow.

Positive

On Dec 26, 2011, sherizona from Peoria, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Gorgeous plant with a great hue for the desert. They have these now at some of the big box stores around Phoenix but be warned, I've come across a couple that were mislabeled.

Positive

On Sep 18, 2010, GermanStar from Fountain Hills, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Beautiful, fast-growing Agave. It needs some sun protection here in the Valley, and it's relatively defenseless. No spines save an unimpressive terminal spine, thin skin, and very fleshy leaves. Rabbits and rodents will have a field day if given half a chance.

Positive

On Sep 8, 2009, Jon0523 from Green Valley, AZ wrote:

This is a very beautiful agave. My garden is in the Sonora Desert south of Tucson, AZ in zone 9A. "Blue Glow" needs some protection from the summer sun here if the deep blue-green color is to be preserved. Both filtered shade for the entire day or or full sun for half of the day works well.

Positive

On Nov 24, 2007, ogrejelly from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

As Palmbob mentioned it seems to be quickly gaining popularity as we now are seeing quite a few at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phx AZ. One thing I have noticed as well is the price at which they are selling. Small plants are being priced at ~$70. which is hard to stomach. Not sure if the price is going up or I just got lucky. :)

Certainly one of my top 5 Agaves though... they are beautiful.

Positive

On Feb 21, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Supposed to be a cross between Agave attenuata and A ocahui. It's a nice looking plant. I am not sure, but it sounds like the A attenuata is the blue form?... doesn't look much like either plant- none of the soft edges of A attenuata (dangerous sharp long black terminal spine, and wide deep blue green leaves)... some teeth but they seem to taper out to nothing towards the leaf ends (at least in the seedlings). Supposed to get up to 3-4' across eventually.

Sure enough as soon as I see at one nursery, all C&S nurseries seem to have it now. I see this phenomenon with a lot of 'new' plants.