Originates from La Palma
Here is an example of a bunch of suckering A attenuatas showing a spent arching flower (the normal variety)
close up of flower coming out of plant
better shot of plants flowering in February
Part of a spike up close showing individual blossoms.
large plant southern California- this head is about 4' acorss and weighs more than I can lift.
large plant on a 10' stem (crawling along the ground that weighs at least 120lbs. Southern California
Found on Maui 2007
Foxtail Agave at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Foxtail Agave, Dragon-Tree Agave, Swan's Neck Agave, Spineless Agave (Agave attenuata) with bloom stalks ... (Photo courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr. Kula, Maui, Hawaii. November 14, 2003)
Foxtail Agave, Dragon-Tree Agave, Swan's Neck Agave, Spineless Agave (Agave attenuata) bloom stalk now bearing bulbils and seed capsules ... (Photo courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr. Kula, Maui, Hawaii. December 01, 2006)
Closeup showing the color of a Foxtail Agave, Dragon-Tree Agave, Swan's Neck Agave, Spineless Agave (Agave attenuata) young bulbil on bloom stalk and seed capsules ... Photo (cropped & enhanced by htop) courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr. Kula, Maui, Hawaii. December 01, 2006.
I dont' know if you can see it well, but these flowers are oozing copious amounts of very sweet nectar (tastes like karo syrup!)
Seen in a garden in Half Moon Bay, CA.
On a tour of deviant_deziner's garden in 2006.
Display at the San Franciso Flower Show.
Huge foxtail agaves in a front yard of a house in Mission Hills, San Diego
At the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
tip of young flower in autumn, southern California
early flower, fall, southern California
pretty sure these long grey, thick 'hairs' are the flower calyces
early seed pods post flowering
relatively narrow-leaved form
Smooth pale green/bluish leaves, flowers pale greenish/yellow, spike 3.5m long at present
Close up of flowers
Notice the green Agave attenuata next to the Agave attenuata 'Nova.'
In the CACSS Plant Show, April 20, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona. Zone 9a/9b
Mature stand in Honaunau, Hawai'i Island.
Flower spike in Honaunau, Hawai'i Island.
Close up of flower spike in Honaunau, Hawai'i Island.
Growing in a private garden at Waihi Beach, NZ
Photo courtesy of Ken Blackford. Copyright Ken Blackford. Taken in San Diego.
Photo courtesy of Ken Blackford. Copyright Ken Blackford. Taken in San Diego. Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/383865/#ixzz3JZT42YvA
Forming seeds, many seeds! Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Honolulu, HI. Photo courtesy of Mark Delepine. Copyright Mark Delepine.