Agave x loferox 'A Step Above'

A Step Above Hardy Century Plant

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Item #: 17601

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

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


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Agave x loferox 'A Step Above' is a 2023 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of our next generation F2 generation plants of Agave 'Stairway to Heaven'. The genetics are the same as its parent, Agave lophantha x Agave x pseudoferox 'Logan Calhoun', but the genes have sorted out more in the second generation, resulting in many plants with wider leaves and more prominent central banding. Each seed grown plant is different and will vary in size, but the average rosette is 3' tall x 4-5' wide with 3" wide x 3' long, dark green leaves. In our in ground trials, we've seen virtually no damage at 7 degrees F. We've also had several plants from this cross flower six years from seed sowing, which is quite remarkable for a century plant. The 20' tall scapes are intermediate between the panicles of Agave x pseudoferox and the spicate scapes of Agave lophantha. The flowers are a magnet for ants, bees, hummingbirds, and crazy agave breeders with ladders.