Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Agave desmettiana 'Desert Sunset'
Desert Sunset Century Plant
Item #: 8990
Height: 36" tall
The year was 2008...I was walking through the Home Depot parking lot in Phoenix, Arizona, gazing at the median strip plantings of yellow-edged Agave desmettiana, when I spied one plant that stood out from the others. The mutated plant had much wider than normal golden yellow margins surrounding each soft, fleshy green leaf. I returned home with a pup which produced a slowly offsetting specimen to 3' tall x 3' wide that we are pleased to finally introduce as Agave desmettiana 'Desert Sunset'.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Summer
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