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PlantFiles: Utah Agave, Yant
Agave utahensis subsp. kaibabensis

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: utahensis subsp. kaibabensis

Synonym:Agave kaibabensis

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Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

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

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

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 kennedyh On Dec 18, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This Agave is found in the wild only in the north of Arizona, especially on the Kaibab Plateau and adjacent to the Grand Canyon. The succulent leafy plant is only some 40 cm tall and like all Agaves it takes many years before it flowers (and dies). The flower spike is spectacular, reaching as high as 7.5 metres. I was fortunate enough to spot a plant in flower on a brief visit to the Grand Canyon in 1998. It was on an isolated bluff, so I could not get close to it but was able to get nice photos using my telephoto lens.

Regional...

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

Chino Valley, Arizona
Marble Canyon, Arizona
Lindon, Utah
Quilcene, Washington



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