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Agave lophantha var. caerulescens
@ Huntington Botanic Garden

Agave lophantha var. caerulescens

Blue Crested-flower Century Plant

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Item #: 12999

Zones: 8a to 10b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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


$19.00
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Agave lophantha var. caerulescens is a superb form of Agave lophantha, composed of glaucous blue-green, narrow, upright foliage, often with a central stripe of muted yellow and tiny black-edged teeth. Eventually, the 20" tall suckering rosettes of Agave lophantha var. caerulescens form a 10' wide, dense patch. Mature rosettes are topped with a 15' tall, narrow flower spike, laden with several hundred yellow flowers that open over a period of many weeks, starting usually in May/June.  Our seed-grown plants are from the superb form at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.