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Agave capensis

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: capensis (ka-PEN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Agave brandegeei

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Jun 18, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a prolific suckerer, creating massive spiny thickets of blue-green plant material. It is not an incredibly ornamental species, but has spectacular flowers spikes with bright yellow flowers in tiers along the spike, about 10' tall or more.

Regional...

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

San Marino, California



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