Utah Agave, Yant
Agave utahensis var. eborispina

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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)

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

Blue-Green

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

Tucson, Arizona

Valencia, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 19, 2012, Tunnelmotor from Picture Rocks, AZ wrote:

Planted a bare-root purchase about a year ago in a ceramic pot with cactus mix. This agave has grown slowly but looks extremely healthy. Receives morning sun and lots of shade rest of the day. Watered well once every 2 1/2 weeks in summer, not at all in winter. Is not heavily armed with spines and looks as though it might become lunch for desert critters if planted in unprotected areas. Mature plants look highly attractive in the few photos I have seen. Very cold hardy.

Neutral

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

Most northern agave. Differs from other variety in having paperlike terminal spine and blue-green leaves.