Schott's Century Plant, Shin Dagger, Amole, Amolillo
Agave schottii

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: schottii (SHOT-ee-eye) (Info)
Synonym:Agave schottii var. schottii

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Regional

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

Arivaca, Arizona

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 1, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

I've seen these growing in the wild (full sun, zone 9b) on the West Ruby Road Trail in Arizona (South of Tucson), off of Interstate 19 through to Ruby, AZ and on to Arivaca, AZ.

Neutral

On Aug 5, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

small suckering species that looks like a clump of thick spiny dark green grass (leaves about 1/16-1/8" wide). Native to N Mexico and S Arizona. Not one of the more ornamental species (in my opinion). Nice flowers, though.