Agave desmettiana Desert Sunset
Desert Sunset Century Plant
Item #: 8990
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
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'.