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Agave schottii var. treleasei

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Item #: 7934

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

Agave schottii v. treleasei is one of those agaves with a sordid past as well as present. Agave schottii is a small agave with narrow, upright, blue-green, 10" long leaves occurring on rocky outcrops in Arizona. The variety treleasei varies from the normal Agave schottii by being a little larger with slightly wider leaves and, like subway tunnels in large cities, it is often highlighted with irregular white markings. In form, imagine a porcupine with rigor mortis and you get the eventually forms a 2' wide mass of leaves. Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.