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Agave schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi'

Queen of White Thread Century Plant

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Item #: 7921

Zones: 9a to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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


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(aka: Agave filifera 'Compacta Marginata') Agave 'Shira ito no Ohi' is an amazing, but painfully slow-growing century plant, that has been circulated in the collectors' market for several years, always at ridiculously high prices, since it doesn't make offsets. The 15" tall x 22" wide rosette is composed of dark green leaves, each highlighted by a dramatic creamy-white border, curly white hairs, and converging pointed white bands on the reverse. The solitary (non-offsetting) Agave 'Shiro ito no Ohi' makes a lovely variegated specimen where winter hardy, and a dramatic container specimen in parts north. If anyone knows where this clone originated (probably Japan), we'd love to know.

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