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Foxtail Agave, Dragon-Tree Agave, Spineless Agave
Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue'

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: attenuata (at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Boutin Blue

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Kurtistown, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 11, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Excellent landscaping plant... nice color, and no sharp points. A bit cold sensitive (as all Agave attenuatas are).

Was referred to as Agave attenuata 'Nova' for decades, but now has officially been given a cultivar name.

Positive

On Feb 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Just like the regular form except maybe a bit less prolific in its suckering behavior, and slightly larger... and incredibly blue. The most unique characteristic is the blooms are upright instead of drooping. This is one of the most beautiful Agaves, and of all succulents, and very user friendly (nothing sharp or poisonous). However it is pricey and hard to find