Agave
Agave arizonica

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: arizonica (air-ih-ZAWN-ih-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Canoga Park, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 14, 2011, Bronto from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

Excellent xeriscaping agave for Phoenix area. The offsets are limited and very neat in form, often only 2-3, easily separated if desired, and the larger ones retaining the same size as original plant. Its small size for an agave make it ideal for most residential yards which are too often planted with huge agave species. This plant looks best with some filtered shade, which keeps it deep green in color. It needs no irrigation once established.

Neutral

On Feb 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sword-like leaves- very stiff and atttractively lined with reddish brown color and small, slight hooked lateral spines. Terminal spine is very sharp. Relatively cold tolerant species. From ARizona.