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PlantFiles: Agave
Agave mckelveyana

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: mckelveyana (mak-kel-vee-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

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:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive GermanStar On Oct 24, 2012, GermanStar from Fountain Hills, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very small, hardy and sun tolerant Agave is tough as nails and a real looker. Greatly underutilized in cultivation.

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

Fountain Hills, Arizona



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