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Agave chrysantha
@ In Situ Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Agave chrysantha

Hardy Century Plant

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Item #: 31

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 40" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


A. chrysantha, native to the volcanic cliffs in central Arizona (3000-6000' elevation), is similar to A. palmeri and is considered a subspecies by some botanists. The grayish-yellow leaves form an incredibly large clump to 3' tall x 4' wide...the largest-growing of the native US agaves.