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Agave 'Cornelius'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave Cornelius

Century Plant

Item #: 6289

Zones: 9a to 10b, at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Unknown

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

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I acquired this plant from the UC Botanic Garden at Berkeley after drooling so much they threatened to cart me away. This is a small 18" tall x 2.5' wide, rarely-suckering clump of unusually thick, wavy blue-green leaves highlighted by 2" wide golden borders. Despite not being hardy here, it is one fine container plant and great for summer combinations. We have seen this listed as Agave americana, but a rare blue reversion looked nothing like Agave americana. This plant goes by many invalid names such as 'Quasimodo', 'Incurva Marginata', and 'Marginata Aurea Monstrosa'. Agave 'Cornelius' was discovered by the late Dr. Cornelius of California. Agave blooms attract hummingbirds.

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