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Agave toumeyana ssp. bella
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave toumeyana ssp. bella

Toumey's Century Plant

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Item #: 5765

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Height: 12" 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.

This small rock garden species is endemic to limestone outcrops in central Arizona at elevations up to 4,500'. Agave toumeyana makes individual rosettes to 1' tall x 1' wide with narrow, dark green leaves highlighted with dark brown margins and white bud imprints on the leaves. Agave toumeyana offsets to form a splendid tight colony resembling overweight hedgehogs at a feeding trough. Well-drained, rocky soils are important to be successful with Agave toumeyana. Mature plants are topped with 8' tall flower spikes.