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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Surprise'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Surprise'

Golden Surprise Queen Victoria Century Plant

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Item #: 2148

Zones: 8b to 11, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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


$45.00
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Several years ago...2008 to be exact...we spotted a bright yellow plant in a pot of otherwise typical Agave victoriae-reginae seedlings. The golden baby was plucked from among its siblings and given a place of honor in our agave greenhouse until it finally reached the age of consent, so we're now able to send it out into the world. Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Surprise' is a gold-leaved century plant, brightest in spring, but retaining a good chartreuse gold even during the summer months. The 15" tall x 18" wide rosette has surprising vigor, even producing pups at a young age. Agave victoriae-reginae is very sensitive to too much water in both summer and winter, so err on the dry side.