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Agave marmorata

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: marmorata (mar-mor-RAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Agave todaroi

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral GermanStar On Jul 14, 2012, GermanStar from Fountain Hills, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Many of the pictures here depict A. gigantensis rather than A. marmorata. The real A. marmorata is few leafed open rosette, and has a rather floppy, unkempt appearance. Also, A. marmorata is much, much larger that A. gigantensis.

Positive palmbob On Jan 30, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a larger Agave (about 4'-5' diameter when mature) with dusky green to slightly glaucous, deeply serrated leaves. Flower stalks relatively thin for size of plant. this is generally a non-suckering species

Regional...

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

Fountain Hills, Arizona
Corona, California



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