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Agave palmeri
@ Desert Botanic Gdn, AZ

Agave palmeri

Palmer's Century Plant

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Item #: 491

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Agave palmeri is a tough-as-nails, medium-to-large-growing agave, endemic to central and southern Arizona and New Mexico. Agave palmeri has 2" wide, glaucous leaves that are lined with small, reddish spines, each one ending in a large and wonderfully sinister spine! For us, some forms of Agave palmeri refuse to offset, making a striking, solitary clump. The wait for the fabulous 25'+ flower stalk is well worth it...holy cow...or I guess, it's actually holy water buffalo!