This hardy agave has proven to be one of the easiest to grow in temperate climates. The dark green rosettes are highlighted with a creamy-gold center stripe down each leaf -- brightest in spring and early summer. In loose soils, Agave lophantha spreads nicely via underground rhizomes. We recommend these as rabbit deterrents...one solid row and varmints will impale themselves trying to get to something edible. I have grown Agave lophantha for two decades in our Raleigh garden, where it has survived 0 degrees F without damage. These plants are grown from seed collected during my 1994 expedition into the Mexican mountains. Our 10-year-old rosettes in the display garden are 15" tall x 20" wide.