Agave boldinghiana 'cf.' 'Multicolor'

Multicolor Century Plant

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Item #: 7922

Zones: 9a to 10b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

(aka: Agave celsii/mitis '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 boldinghiana is a species native to Colombia, Curacao and Bonaire, 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. This was originally listed as Agave celsii and mitis for years before plants bloomed and had a branched, paniculate inflorescence, rather than the spike it should have had, and it was identified as Agave boldinghiana.