Narrow Leaf Hardy Century Plant
Item #: 1149
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 18" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Agave striata is an easy-to-grow century plant that looks quite different from the wider leaf types with its narrow, rounded, grey-green, knitting needle-like leaves that are stiff and delightfully painful. Ask your friends to weed around this one for some real laughs! The initial rosettes are 18" tall x 3' wide, but after the 8' tall flower stalks of hummingbird-favorite flowers finish in midsummer, the rosette branches and continues to grow, eventually creating a stack of porcupine-like balls. Hailing from the Sierra Madre Orientale mountain range in northeast Mexico, Agave striata has good winter hardiness and has been fine at 0 degrees F in our garden.
Thank you and happy gardening!