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Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' (Bressingham Blue Lily-of-the-Nile) #9188

Zone: 7b to 9b,at least

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' is a 1972 introduction selected by the late plantsman Alan Bloom of the UK's Bressingham Gardens. Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' is a seedling selection from thousands of plants of the famous Headbourne hybrids. The clump of narrow, green, winter-deciduous leaves is topped, starting in late June (NC), with 30" stalks ending in 4.5" round flower heads of dark blue-violet flowers. Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' has been a vigorous, outstanding cultivar in our trials.

Agapanthus 'Elaine' (Elaine Lily-of-the-Nile) #3513

Zone: 7a to 10b,at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
(Patent 7303 expired) From California's Archie Amate comes this 1990 introduction, a phenomenally vigorous evergreen (in mild climates) Lily-of-the-Nile that makes a fast-growing 3' tall clump of green strap-like leaves, topped in midsummer with hummingbird-attracting dark blue-violet (RHS 93A), 8" wide flower heads on 50" tall stems.

Agapanthus 'Ellamae' (Ellamae Lily-of-the-Nile) #3514

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
(Patent 7297 expired) Agapanthus 'Ellamae'...now there's a plant with a good southern name! From California's Archie Amate comes this 1990 introduction, a monstrous and vigorous lily-of-the-Nile that makes a large clump of green strap-like leaves, topped in midsummer with dark blue-violet umbels of flowers on Jack and the Beanstalk-like 66" tall stems...butterflies not included.

Agapanthus 'Notfred' (Silver Moon Lily-of-the-Nile) #9672

Zone: 7b to 10b,guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$20.00   
Agapanthus 'Notfred' (sold as 'Silver Moon') from the UK's Notcutts Nursery is another of several white-edged Lily-of-the-Nile introductions. Unlike the others, Agapanthus 'Notfred' has so far survived outdoors for us, although through a milder than normal winter. The 6" tall clumps of narrow foliage are topped in midsummer with 18" tall spikes of medium blue-lavender flowers. In our climate, the variegation pattern on the leaves starts as a yellow edge and changes to white before finally fading to green in our summer heat. So, the question remains, who is notfred and is he related to notwaldo?

Agapanthus 'Stevie's Wonder' (Stevie's Wonder Lily-of-the-Nile) #8250

Zone: 7b to 10b,at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
Agapanthus 'Stevie's Wonder' is an introduction from California's Emerissa Gardens that I picked up on a West Coast swing many years ago...as much for the name as anything else. Over the years, this has been the star in our agapanthus trials for winter hardiness, deer-resistance, and outstanding flowering. The 2.5' to 3' tall (over 6' tall in the Pacific Northwest) spikes are topped with 4" ball-shaped heads composed of rich blue-violet, hummingbird-attracting flowers. I think you will find Agapanthus 'Stevie's Wonder' a superb garden-worthy clone, sure to be the sunshine of your life. We'll get yours on the way...signed, sealed, delivered.

Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud' (Storm Cloud Lily-of-the-Nile) #1342

Zone: 7b to 10b,at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
Thanks to Barrie Coate for setting us straight on the origin of this great agapanthus. When Barrie was director of the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, he selected this gem from thousands of open pollinated seedlings of the deciduous Agapanthus 'Mood Indigo'. The resulting evergreen selection (only to 28 degrees F) is a dynamite lily-of-the-Nile with the typical strap-like foliage to 24" tall. Through late summer, the huge clumps of Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud' foliage are topped with giant, magnificent, hummingbird-friendly flower heads of bluish-purple on very sturdy stalks to 4' tall...WOW!

Agapanthus 'White Heaven' PP# 15,811 (White Heaven Lily-of-the-Nile) #6390

Zone: 8a to 10b,

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$20.00   
From Kees de Jong of Holland comes an amazing agapanthus that appeared in his cut flower field of blue Agapanthus africanus. The deciduous (evergreen in mild climates), 1.5" wide green foliage makes a 2' wide clump topped in midsummer with 30" stalks of huge 10" flower heads of up to 80 pure white flowers...a hummingbird favorite. It took Barry Bonds years of steroid use to get a head this large...Agapanthus 'White Heaven' has consistently tested "clean."

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (Blue Fortune Anise Hyssop) #3209

Zone: 3a to 9b,

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$12.00   
When my friend Gert Fortgens of Arboretum Trompenburg in Holland told me about his cross of the North American native Agastache foeniculum with the Korean Agastache rugosa, the offspring sounded too good to be true. However, after trialing Agastache 'Blue Fortune' in our dry garden, I consider it one of the finest new perennials in years! In spring, the strong new stalks of Agastache 'Blue Fortune' shoot upward to 3' tall, clothed with fuzzy, licorice-scented fragrant leaves. From early spring through summer, the stems are topped with hundreds of large bottlebrush, blue-lavender flowers that attract a stunning array of pollinators, including hummingbirds! Agastache 'Blue Fortune' needs an open, well-drained site for best performance.

Agastache 'Cotton Candy' PP 20,991 (Cotton Candy Hummingbird Mint) #8880

Zone: 6a to 9b,

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$12.00   
This Terra Nova introduction is one of the first of the brightly-colored agastache hybrids to survive our NC summers. Agastache 'Cotton Candy' forms a 2' tall x 3' wide drought-tolerant clump of upright green stems, each clothed in small, but very minty-fragranced leaves. From spring through fall, the stems are topped with dense clusters of small pink flowers emerging from the dark pink-tipped calyces. Agastache 'Cotton Candy' is a magnet for attracting both butterflies and hummingbirds...we recommend a flight control tower within a 100' radius. Good drainage is essential for long-term survivability.

Agastache foeniculum 'Get Riehl' (Get Riehl Anise Hyssop) #9771

Zone: 4a to 7b,at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Agastache foeniculum 'Get Riehl' comes from an early 1990s trip when I visited Iowa City plantsman, Frank Riehl. Sharing a love of native habitats, Frank took me to a nearby prairie remnant where I first saw anise hyssop growing in the wild. Those cutting-grown plants have remained in our garden for over two decades, so we decided that it was time to share. The deciduous Agastache foeniculum 'Get Riehl' makes a wispy upright clump of angular branched stems, topped from early summer through September with 6" terminal soft lavender flowers. Agastache foeniculum is also grown for its wonderfully fragrant licorice-scented foliage. Anise hyssop has long been prized for its medicinal value to cure everything from coughs to diarrhea. Bees also use anise hyssop to make a lovely flavored honey. In the garden, good drainage seems to be the key to persistence.

Agave albopilosa (Hair-tipped Century Plant) #9610

Zone: 7b to 10b,guessing

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$100.00   
Agave albopilosa is simply the most amazing agave species ever discovered, and one that took the succulent world by storm when it was first published in 2007. The small population of Agave albopilosa was discovered growing on a remote, nearly vertical 3,500-5,000' cliff in the mountains of Nuevo Leon, southwest of Monterrey, Mexico. In the wild, Agave albopilosa grows with the winter hardy Agave bracteosa, Agave victoriae-reginae, and Agave lechuguilla. At 1' tall x 20" wide, Agave albopilosa resembles Agave victoriae-reginae, which many botanists theorize was one of its ancient parents. The main difference between the two is that at agave puberty (around 3 years old) the tips of the narrow, green, upturned leaves develop little white tufts of hair. Agave albopilosa is as rare as proverbial hens' teeth since it does not offset and seeds have been insanely scarce. Our offering represents very limited three-year-old nursery propagated seedlings. We have not yet tried this outdoors, but anticipate it will be as hardy as Agave victoriae-reginae. Agave albopilosa has proven very easy to grow in containers.

Agave americana 'Marshmallow Cream' (Marshmallow Cream Century Plant) #7869

Zone: 9a to 10b,guessing

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$20.00   
We purchased this lovely form of Agave americana in 2005 from a grower in Thailand. Unfortunately it came without a valid cultivar name, so we've named it Agave americana 'Marshmallow Cream'. Agave 'Marshmallow Cream' has a much wider and shorter leaf than the typical Agave americana 'Marginata', which is more common in the trade. Agave americana 'Marshmallow Cream' also makes a much more elegant plant in the ground as well as in a container. Since it isn't winter hardy for us, we can only guess about a mature size, but we would expect 5' tall x 8' wide. Quantities are very limited.

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' (White-Centered Mexican Century Plant) #6288

Zone: 8b to 10b,at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
This beautiful but slowly offsetting selection of the Mexican Agave americana makes a 2' tall x 3' wide clump with each wide blue leaf highlighted with a wide central stripe of white. Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is often used as a specimen container plant by gardeners in colder zones. Because of the leaf layer arrangement, Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is one of the few variegated agave that cannot be successfully tissue cultured.

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Aurea' (Yellow Variegated American Century Plant) #6915

Zone: Tropical

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$25.00   
We have been unable to determine the origin of Agave americana 'Aurea', which we have grown for nearly two decades. This smaller, but lovely form of the giant Agave americana has leaves which are mostly bright yellow, surrounded by a contrasting blue edge. In containers, we have never been able to get this century plant to grow larger than 1' tall x 2' wide. Because of the amount of pigment in the yellow leaves, we don't recommend more than a few hours of full sun.

Agave americana 'Opal' (Opal Century Plant) #6287

Zone: 8a to 10b,

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

We originally got Agave americana 'Opal' from Mark Shealy in Virginia who claimed it to be winter hardy near Roanoke. Our plants did survive below 10 degrees F, but damage was too severe to claim it reliable in Zone 7b. Agave americana 'Opal' is one of the many yellow-edged Agave americana forms sold under the group name "Marginata". This particular clone makes a large, upright clump of sharp-spined, blue-grey foliage with an attractive creamy yellow edge. Our oldest clumps are 3' tall x 4' wide, but in warmer climates they will grow larger, eventually producing a 20' tall flagpole-like flower stalk...a great hummingbird magnet. In colder climates, Agave americana 'Opal' is great for large summer containers.

Agave americana ssp. protamericana (Protamericana Hardy Century Plant) #5008

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
Agave americana ssp. protamericana is one of our favorite hardy agaves. For us, this species has proven to be the largest- and fastest-growing of the winter hardy species. The wide, steel-blue leaf rosettes form huge upright clumps to 5' tall x 8' wide in as little as 8 years with plenty of summer moisture and high fertility. Not only do these century plants grow large, but they offset at a pace nearly equal to the rate at which Congress spends our money. When they mature at 10+ years old, Agave protamericana will be topped with huge flower spikes, large enough for Olympic pole vaulting. Remember, agaves have spines on the tips and edges of each leaf and should not be planted where stupid children play...unless you really believe in Darwin's "survival of the fittest" theory. This offering is from a Yucca Do seed collection originally made in Coahuila, Mexico.

Agave americana ssp. protamericana 'Lemon Lime' (Lemon Lime Century Plant) #6847

Zone: 8b to 10b,at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$28.00   
This gem had been floating around California as an Agave americana without a valid cultivar name when it was christened Agave 'Lemon Lime' by agave expert Brian Kemble. In fact, it seems to be a form of Agave americana ssp. protamericana from the Mexican population that intergrades with Agave scabra...hence, the rough leaf back. Agave 'Lemon Lime' makes a stunning 4' tall x 4' wide clump of very wide, blue leaves, each highlighted with a 6" wide chartreuse stripe down the center. Agave 'Lemon Lime' does produce offsets, but never enough to have lots of this gem. So far, we have had this to 19 degrees F. Whe it finally flowers, the 20'+ flower spike will be topped with fragrant, yellow hummingbird-attracting flowers.

Agave bracteosa (Bracted Century Plant) #4763

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
I was fortunate to see this amazing, un-agave-looking agave in the wild near Monterrey, Mexico, where it precariously hangs off lightly shaded, high cliffs. Eventually spreading to 2' wide, the easy-to-grow, user-friendly Agave bracteosa resembles large, gray-green spiders with NO spines. We recommend that Agave bracteosa be planted on a slight slope to duplicate the great drainage they receive in the wild. After 2-4 years, Agave bracteosa will begin to form offsets and, when they mature, each clump will produce an amazing 5-7' tall flower spike that resembles a giant yellow bottlebrush!

Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' (Monterrey Frost Century Plant) #8537

Zone: 8b to 10b,at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
It was lust at first sight when I saw Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' in California's San Diego Botanic Garden. This rare form of the northern Mexican Agave bracteosa has been passed along in California collectors' circles for more than a decade, but is rarely available to the general public. The frozen squid-like architectural rosette of sandpapery green foliage is edged with a perfect creamy-white margin, eventually producing a 1' tall x 18" wide variegated specimen that will offset sporadically after it matures. Agave bracteosa actually enjoys part shade, which also keeps the white edge from scorching. The white edge reduces its winter-hardiness, so where this isn't reliably hardy, Agave 'Monterrey Frost' makes a stunning unarmed container specimen. With great age, your Agave 'Monterrey Frost' will flower with lovely fragrant yellow blooms that attract hummingbirds.

Agave 'Chisos Affair' (Chisos Affair Century Plant) #9757

Zone: 7b to 10b,possibly colder

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$16.00   
(aka: Agave DSBG 1990-0400) Agave 'Chisos Affair' is a naturally occurring century plant hybrid of Agave havardiana and Agave lechuguilla, discovered in the Chisos Mountains in Brewster County, Texas. For us, Agave 'Chisos Affair' has proven very easy to grow, forming 15" tall x 2' wide rosettes of 20" long, dusty green, upright, rugged leaves. Agave 'Chisos Affair' makes a fast offsetting 3-4' wide patch in 10 years. Thanks to the Desert Botanical Garden for sharing.

Agave 'Crazy Horse' (Crazy Horse Hardy Century Plant) #8013

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Agave 'Crazy Horse' comes from Texan Shawn Stegent, who discovered it growing at a Montgomery County, Texas real estate office around 2000. For us, Agave 'Crazy Horse' seems to grow like an Agave salmiana hybrid. Our seven-year-old patch has produced 2' tall x 3.5' wide rosettes that offset quite fast. The 9" wide, flat, blue-green, deeply-lobed leaves are particularly architectural. Because of the somewhat scabrous leaf back, we wonder if Agave scabra might be the baby daddy, but then Agave cupreata looks like a candidate also.

Agave 'Desert Diamond' PPAF (Desert Diamond Century Plant) #9457

Available: 09-19-2014

Zone: 9a to 10b,

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Agave 'Desert Diamond' is the latest Hans Hansen century plant introduction...a wide-edged sport of Agave 'Kissho Kan'. Compared to its parent, Agave 'Desert Diamond' is slightly slower growing due to the extra white in the leaf, but will eventually make a 15" tall x 18" wide, sparsely offsetting variegated rosette. Agave 'Desert Diamond' is a stunning century plant, especially in a container for the summer patio.

Agave desmettiana 'Desert Sunset' (Desert Sunset Century Plant) #8990

Zone: Tropical

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Unknown

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
The year was 2008...I was walking through the Home Depot parking lot in Phoenix, Arizona, gazing at the median strip plantings of yellow-edged Agave desmettiana, when I spied one plant that stood out from the others. The mutated plant had much wider than normal golden yellow margins surrounding each soft, fleshy green leaf. I returned home with a pup which produced a slowly offsetting specimen to 20" tall x 30" wide that we are pleased to finally introduce as Agave desmettiana 'Desert Sunset'.

Agave desmettiana 'Joe Hoak' (Joe Hoak Variegated Century Plant) #7137

Zone: Tropical

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Unknown

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
This stunning selection of the tropical Agave desmettiana comes from Joe Hoak of Hoak's Nursery in south Florida. Agave 'Joe Hoak' makes a stunning specimen plant with wide, pliable, glaucous grey leaves, each bordered in cream, which is in turn surrounded by a dark green edge. Many people consider this the most striking agave cultivar in commerce.

Agave funkiana 'Hakuro Shiro Fukurin' (Hakuro Shiro Fukurin Century Plant) #8538

Zone: 8b to 10b,at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(syn: Agave lophantha 'Marginata') We originally acquired this rare selection from Thailand as an Agave lophantha, which it is obviously not...we're betting on Agave funkiana. The 18" long x 1" wide, upright, shallowly grooved leaves are dark green and edged with a dramatic wide white border. The few scattered teeth along the leaf edges turn papery and fall away as the leaves age. Agave 'Hakuro Shiro Fukurin' (translated as "frosty white margin") makes a stunning 18" tall x 3' wide clump. These are slow growers in containers. Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.

Agave gentryi (Gentry's Hardy Century Plant) #1779

Zone: 7b to 9b,at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
Agave gentryi is a recently named species of agave from Northern Mexico has performed wonderfully for us in our moist East Coast garden. Agave gentryi makes a very structural, 3' tall x 5' wide mound of glossy green, deeply-channeled foliage with upturned tips. We have found that dry soils in the cold, wet, winter months is very important with Agave gentryi. The dramatic, large black spines are also quite attractive...unless you back into them accidentally. Agave gentryi is named from the legendary Agave guru, the late Howard Scott Gentry. This offering is grown from seed from a plant which flowered at California's Ruth Bancroft Garden.

Agave gentryi 'Jaws' (Jaws Hardy Century Plant) #6478

Zone: 7b to 10b,at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
Agave gentryi 'Jaws' is a stunning Yucca Do selection from 8,000' on the south side of La Peña Nevada in the Nuevo León Province of northern Mexico. The offsetting, glossy, dark green, 4' tall x 4' wide rosette of Agave gentryi 'Jaws' is composed of long leaves with exceptionally deep sinuses between the short red teeth, resembling a shark's mouth...a maxillofacial delight!

Agave guiengola 'Cream Custard' (Cream Custard Century Plant) #8791

Zone: Tropical

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
(aka: Agave guiengola 'Mediopicta') We originally acquired this century plant in 2007 from Thailand under the invalid name of Agave guiengola 'Mediopicta'. The thick, fleshy, non-spiny leaves are creamy white with a wide blue-green border. Agave 'Cream Custard' makes an outstanding container plant where it isn't winter hardy, forming a 1' tall x 2' wide specimen in 5 years. Because of the large amount white in the leaves, the growth rate is slow.

Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee' (Creme Brulee Century Plant) #7563

Zone: 9a to 10b,guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
(syn: Agave guiengola 'Marginata') We are pleased to make available this elegant collector plant, whose parent originated in the Guiengola limestone cliffs of Oaxaca (pronounced "Wahaka"), Mexico. Since the name 'Marginata' has been invalid on plants named after 1959, we chose a new name, Agave 'Creme Brulee'. This soft-leaf agave is simply elegant with wide, medium green leaves surrounded by a 1" border of creamy white. While Agave guiengola can reach 3' tall x 4' wide, the variegation should slow it down considerably...we're guessing about 25 percent. Agave 'Creme Brulee' was discovered by California agave specialist, Kelly Griffin. Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.

Agave horrida ssp. perotensis Limon form (Horrid Hardy Century Plant) #9613

Zone: 7b to 10b,guessing

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This offering of the solitary Agave horrida var. perotensis comes from wild collected seed in Limón, Mexico. Compared to the San Luis Potosi form, plants from this population seem to have slightly fewer spines and lighter green leaves. Each clump of Agave horrida var. perotensis makes a 2' tall x 3' wide clump.

Agave horrida ssp. perotensis San Luis Potosi form (Horrid Hardy Century Plant) #9609

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Agave horrida ssp. perotensis is a little-known century plant from southern Mexico (Veracruz and Puebla) that has thrived in our NC garden since 2005. Agave horrida ssp. perotensis is essentially a non-offsetting Agave lophantha with large papery spines which emerge tan and age to parchment white. Agave horrida ssp. perotensis makes a very attractive 2' tall x 3' wide clump of 3" wide leaves with a muted lighter stripe down the middle. We see some leaf burn on our clump when temperatures drop into the single digits.

Agave 'Huasteca Giant' (Huasteca Giant Hardy Century Plant) #6339

Zone: 7b to 9b,at least

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
(aka: Agave ovatifolia 'Giant Form') Agave 'Huasteca Giant' is a huge strain of Agave ovatifolia hybrids that grow near Mexico's famed Huasteca Canyon. In youthful appearance they seem to be hybrids with Agave gentryi. The solitary silver-blue foliage rosettes reach an imposing 5' tall x 6' in width. We anticipate the winter hardiness to be similar to typical Agave ovatifolia. Regardless, the Huasteca Giant century plant promises to be an exciting new addition to the world of hardy century plants.

Agave isthmensis 'Moon Disc' (Moon Disc Dwarf Butterfly Century Plant) #9576

Zone: Tropical

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Islands

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
Agave isthmensis 'Moon Disc' is a sport that we discovered on Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Shirofu' with the same half dollar-sized leaves but with a slightly whiter center than its parent. Agave 'Moon Disc' makes a compact 6" tall x 6" wide rosette that is composed of thick leaves, each sporting a thumb-sized white central pattern surrounded by a glaucous border. The offsets come from the trunk and not from underground runners like many other agave species. Because of its small size, Agave isthmensis is perfect as a container plant.

Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Fukurin Nishiki' (Storm Queen Butterfly Century Plant) #8598

Zone: Tropical

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$20.00   
Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Fukurin Nishiki' is a white-edged form of the dwarf butterfly agave, which can only be found along the Mexican coast of Oaxaca near the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (hence the species name). For us, the individual rosettes never exceed 6" tall x 6" wide. The offsets come from the trunk and not from underground runners like many other agave species. The white leaf edge is strongest on the more mature leaves. Because of its small size, Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Fukurin Nishiki' is perfect as a container plant. The name translates roughly to central variegated storm queen.

Agave x leopoldii 'Hammer Time' (Hammer Time Century Plant) #8316

Zone: 8a to 10b,guessing

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
I first saw this agave when visiting the late Gary Hammer's California nursery...a plant Gary discovered in Mexico, which became variegated upon his return home. This deliciously wicked little agave is a selection of Agave x leopoldii (Agave filifera v. filifera x Agave filifera v. schidigera) that forms an 8" tall x 15" wide clump of 0.25" wide bayonet-like, dark green leaves, each etched in white, edged with a chartreuse border, then covered in curly white hairs that would make Santa proud. Agave 'Hammer Time' does offset occasionally, unlike both of its parents. Growing this gem is a bit like having a pet porcupine, so handle with care. We named this in memory of Gary, who was killed in an auto accident in 2011 at age 57.

Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' (Quadricolor Century Plant) #7124

Available: 09-19-2014

Zone: 8a to 10b,guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This agave is a WOW plant...a stunning selection of the ubiquitous Mexican Agave lophantha. This 18" tall x 2' wide selection is composed of 1' long x 2.5" wide leaves, each with a chartreuse yellow center, edged in green and surrounded by a pale green margin, which is then surrounded by a dramatic white border...hence, the name 'Quadricolor'. Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' makes a dazzling specimen either in a container or in the ground from Zone 8 south. It is a reasonably good offsetting species, so they'll be plenty to share...if you have a sharp knife, strong nerves, and a thick set of gloves. Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.

Agave lophantha 'Splendida' (Splendida Hardy Century Plant) #8014

Zone: 7a to 10b,at least

Height: 11" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$16.00   
This splendid form of the vigorous North American native Agave lophantha came to us from plantsman Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana and forms the smallest rosettes of any of the wide-leaf forms of Agave lophantha we grow. Each 11" tall x 18" wide variegated rosette is composed of fat, 7" long x 2" wide, succulent leaves. The dark green, heavily armed leaves are highlighted by a wide central yellow stripe that is even wider on the leaf back. Agave lophantha is a suckering century plant species with offsets held close to the parent rosette. When your Agave 'Splendida' is old enough, it will be topped with a 12' tall, 1" diameter flower spike holding manfreda-like, spidery, fragrant flowers...hummingbirds not included.

Agave 'Mateo' (Mateo Hardy Century Plant) #8929

Zone: 8a to 10b,at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Agave 'Mateo' is a unique new century plant that was discovered as a seedling in a block of Agave bracteosa at San Marcos Growers of California. We are uncertain about the other parent, but speculate that an amorous Agave lophantha may be the baby daddy. The non-spiny, 18" tall x 3' wide, squid-shaped rosette of rough green leaves is highlighted by a central muted chartreuse-yellow stripe down the middle of each leaf. Agave 'Mateo' has so far survived two winters in the ground, but only to a low of 15 degrees F on multiple occasions so far.

Agave mitis 'Multicolor' (Multicolor Century Plant) #7922

Zone: 9a to 10b,possibly colder

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka: Agave celsii 'Multicolor') I first saw this gem at Holland's amazing Succulenta Nursery and later at specialty nurseries in Thailand, where it made an architectural 18" tall x 18" wide clump. Agave celsii is a cloud forest species native to north central Mexico, although it seems quite happy growing here in full sun. The compact rosettes of glaucous upturned leaves are edged with a dramatic cream border...a superb container plant where it isn't quite winter hardy. Due to the specimen type Agave celsii being improperly documented, the name was switched to the properly documented, Agave mitis.

Agave mitis var. albidior 'Silver Anniversary' (Silver Anniversary Century Plant) #2033

Zone: 9a to 10b,at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
(aka: Agave celsii v. albicans) I first saw this incredibly silver form of Agave mitis v. albidior at Holland's Succulenta nursery in 2004 and was able to return home with a pup. The plant grew into an amazing 18" tall x 3' wide slowly-offsetting specimen. Because this clone was so unique in its silver color, we gave it the clonal name, Agave 'Silver Anniversary', and are pleased to share it.

Agave montana 'Baccarat' (Baccarat Hardy Century Plant) #7191

Zone: 7b to 9b,at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
This splendid Yucca Do selection of the tough Agave montana was made in October 1997 from La Encantada in Mexico's Nuevo Leon Province at 9,080' elevation. Agave 'Baccarat' makes a stunning 2' tall x 3' wide clump of broad, glaucous leaves, each ending in a large black spine. The stunning silvery bud imprints (not the beer memorabilia) on the leaf backs are reminiscent of cut crystal; hence, the name. Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.

Agave ocahui var longifolia (Long-leaf Ocahui Century Plant) #8959

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$16.00   
We are thrilled to offer the rarely grown century plant, Agave ocahui var. longifolia. Our offering represents seed-grown plants from our original 1999 planted specimen that flowered in 2011. Agave ocahui var. longifolia is an odd agave, occurring in Sonora, Mexico, at 1,500-4,500', between the towns of Matape and Sahuaripa. In the wild, Agave ocahui var. longifolia grows alongside typical Agave ocahui, but still comes true from seed, indicating it may actually be a separate species. For us, Agave ocahui var. longifolia forms a 30" tall x 5' wide clump of 1" wide, straight, green leaves, sans side spines. The amazing flower spike emerges reddish-pink, then morphs into an intricately adorned thick, brown, upward-climbing snake, opening finally as a sparkling flagpole of bright yellow...truly stunning. Agave ocahui var. longifolia is a non-offsetting century plant species and consequently makes a lovely specimen plant.

Agave ocahui var. ocahui (Ocahui Hardy Century Plant) #337

Zone: 7b to 10b,

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
We are very excited about this beautiful agave from the Sonoran desert in northeastern Mexico (1,500'-4,500' elevation), where it can be found growing on volcanic limestone. The dense, dark-green leaves are edged in brown and tipped with a dark brown spine. Agave ocahui forms a solitary, symmetrical, 8" tall x 3' wide rosette. When the clumps mature, they are topped with a 9' tall narrow spike of bright yellow flowers. Agave ocahui var. ocahui has performed extremely well in our winters, although protection from winter moisture is still important.

Agave ovatifolia (Whale's Tongue Hardy Century Plant) #6306

Zone: 7a to 9b,at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
The fabulous Agave ovatifolia was first brought into the US by the late Lynn Lowery, who found it growing between 3,000' and 7,000' elevation in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Agave ovatifolia was planted around Dallas and survived for decades unscathed by drought or cold. We have also received several reports of Agave ovatifolia surviving -5 degrees F when kept dry. Agave expert, Greg Starr, curious to know its identity, retraced Lynn's route and found the original population in Mexico, where it was determined to be a new species and subsequently named in 2002. In form, Agave ovatifolia looks like an Agave parryi on steroids, forming a 36" tall x 5' wide (in 5 years), symmetrical clump of wide grey succulent leaves. Agave ovatifolia has proven to be one of the best agaves for cold, wet climates, far outperforming almost all other species.

Agave ovatifolia 'Sierra Lampazos' (Sierra Lampazos Whale's Tongue Century Plant) #10229

Zone: 7a to 9b,

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
The fabulous Agave ovatifolia was first brought into the US by the late Lynn Lowery, who found it growing between 3,000' and 7,000' elevation in Nuevo León, Mexico. Agave ovatifolia was planted around Dallas and survived for decades unscathed by drought or cold. We have also received several reports of Agave ovatifolia surviving -5 degrees F when kept dry. Agave expert Greg Starr, curious to know its identity, retraced Lynn's route and found the original population in Mexico, where it was determined to be a new species and subsequently named in 2002. In form, Agave ovatifolia looks like an Agave parryi on steroids, forming a 36" tall x 5' wide (in 5 years) symmetrical clump of wide, grey, succulent leaves. Agave ovatifolia has proven to be one of the best agaves for cold, wet climates, far outperforming almost all other species. This offering is clonally propagated from Lynn's original collection.

Agave ovatifolia 'Vanzie' (Vanzie Whale's Tongue Agave) #3242

Zone: 7a to 9b,at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
Agave ovatifolia 'Vanzie' is a clonal selection of the fabulous whale's tongue agave from plantsman Kelly Griffin. Agave ovatifolia 'Vanzie' makes a 3' tall x 5' wide specimen of smooth, powder blue leaves when mature. Agave ovatifolia 'Vanzie' was selected for its deeper channeled leaves. Agave ovatifolia has proven to be one of the most adaptable of the blue-grey leaf agaves for damp, cold climates, although good winter drainage is still important.

Agave parryi x chrysantha Yavapai Co, AZ (Yavapai County Hybrid Century Plant) #9284

Zone: 7b to 10b,at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$15.00   
This offering represents an amazing hybrid swarm of century plants that consists of intergrades between Agave parryi and Agave chrysantha. Our seed was shared by PDN customer Erik Anderson, who discovered the plants growing in Yavapai County, Arizona at 4,809' elevation. The blue-leaf, seed-grown century plants range from only a few inches tall to well over 1' tall. We would like to grow them all out but, since that isn't feasible, we're sharing so they'll be spread far and wide.

Agave parryi 'J.C. Raulston' (J. C. Raulston Hardy Century Plant) #8152

Available: 10-10-2014

Zone: 7a to 9b,possibly colder

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

We've grown Agave parryi from all along its native range, but the best clone is still the one growing at the JC Raulston Arboretum in NC. We tracked this clone back to a plant that came from J.C.'s 1979 trip to California's Strybing Arboretum. Strybing obtained their plant from California professor Jack Napton in 1971. This special clone forms large symmetrical 2' tall x 3' wide rosettes that seem particularly well-adapted to winters in wet, humid climates. It is slow to offset compared with many forms, which makes propagation more of a challenge. This clone needed a name and we could not think of anything better than to name it after the late Dr. J.C. Raulston. When they get around to flowering, the 15' tall leg-thick spikes, the clouds of yellow flowers will draw hummingbirds from all around.


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