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Agave x protamericana 'Lemon Lime'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave x protamericana 'Lemon Lime'

Lemon Lime Century Plant

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Item #: 6847

Zones: 9a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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This gem had been floating around California as an Agave americana without a valid cultivar name when it was christened Agave 'Lemon Lime' by agave expert Brian Kemble. In fact, it seems to be a form of Agave x protamericana from the Mexican population where Agave americana intergrades with Agave asperrima (scabra)...hence, the rough leaf back. Agave 'Lemon Lime' makes a stunning 4' tall x 4' wide clump of very wide blue leaves, each highlighted with a 6" wide chartreuse stripe down the center. Agave 'Lemon Lime' does produce offsets, but never enough to have lots of this gem. When it finally flowers, the 20'+ flower spike will be topped with fragrant, yellow, hummingbird-attracting flowers.

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