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Agave striata var. striata
C. Hardison @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave striata var. striata

Narrow-leaf Century Plant

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Item #: 13713

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

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Agave striata var. striata is an easy-to-grow century plant that resembles a well-fed porcupine...quite different from the wider leaf century plant species. Hailing from the Sierra Madre Orientale mountain range in northeast Mexico, Agave striata has good winter hardiness and has been fine at 0 degrees F in our garden. Agave striata var. striata is also one of only two century plant species that doesn't die after flowering, which is handy, since it's the one species we can count on to flower every summer. The 1.5' tall x 3' wide, elegant rosettes are composed of glaucous green, arched, knitting needle like leaves, with only a terminal spine. We recommend taking mindfullness classes, however, before attempting to weed nearby. The 8' tall flower spikes emerge for us in late spring, and by early summer are ready for both hummingbirds and honeybees to dine. Agave striata var. striata also doesn't run like many agaves, but does form additional rosettes as the plants age...visualize a couple of mating porcupines.

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