Agave, Blue Fox Tail Agave, Dragon-Tree Agave, Century Plant 'Boutin Blue'

Agave attenuata

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: attenuata (at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Boutin Blue

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Leathery

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Bicolor

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Kurtistown, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 24, 2018, Kell from (Zone 9b) wrote:

San Marcos Growers discuss how the names Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' and Agave attenuata 'Nova.'
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"Agave attenuata 'Nova' (Blue Fox Tail Agave) - A large rosette succulent that forms a large cluster to 4 to 5 feet tall by about twice as wide with individual rosettes 4 to 5 feet wide atop a stout gray stem to 4 feet tall. The wide blue gray pliable leaves lack any teeth along the margins and emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back, looking like large open gray-blue flower. Mature plants send up a 5 to 10 foot vertical flower stalk that, unlike the species does not arch over back towards the ground, but does ... read more

Positive

On Sep 11, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Excellent landscaping plant... nice color, and no sharp points. A bit cold sensitive (as all Agave attenuatas are).

Was referred to as Agave attenuata 'Nova' for decades, but now has officially been given a cultivar name.

Positive

On Feb 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Just like the regular form except maybe a bit less prolific in its suckering behavior, and slightly larger... and incredibly blue. The most unique characteristic is the blooms are upright instead of drooping. This is one of the most beautiful Agaves, and of all succulents, and very user friendly (nothing sharp or poisonous). However it is pricey and hard to find

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