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Agave desmettiana 'Desert Sunset'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave desmettiana 'Desert Sunset'

Desert Sunset Century Plant

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Item #: 8990

Zones: Tropical

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Unknown

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


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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'.