Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi 'Ivory Curls'
Ivory Curls Gypsum Century Plant
Item #: 10049
Height: 24" tall
Culture: Sun ?
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: Agave gypsophila) We remember when we first saw a photo of the showstopping Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi 'Ivory Curls' taken in Australia...true plant lust! Nearly a decade later, we were finally able to obtain a plant and now have some to share. Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi 'Ivory Curls' is a standout...a showy selection of the unique gypsum century plant which hails from alkaline, gypsum-laden soils in southern Mexico. Each powder blue, wavy leaf is surrounded by a wide, pure white margin. In cultivation, the sparsely-offsetting 2' tall x 3' wide clump of Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi 'Ivory Curls' usually flowers in 5-7 years, yielding small clonal plantlets from the flower stalk that form after the flowers fade. Where Agave 'Ivory Curls' isn't winter hardy, it makes a stunning potted plant...just keep the soil pH near or above neutral.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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