Agave, Frosted Candelabrum Agave, Squid Agave, Century Plant, Maguey 'Monterrey Frost'

Agave bracteosa

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: bracteosa (brak-tee-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Monterrey Frost
Additional cultivar information:(aka Variegata)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Costa Mesa, California

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 17, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice looking variegate and seems to handle a good deal of direct sunlight in southern California.. not sure how sun hardy it is in a climate like Arizonas. Growth a tad slower than non-variegate, but otherwise seems identical in terms of cultivation.

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