Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Surprise'
Golden Surprise Queen Victoria Century Plant
Item #: 2148
Zones: 8b to 11, guessing
Height: 15" tall
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, and we were able to send it out into the world. Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Surprise', a 2018 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction, is a gold-leaved century plant that's brightest in spring, but still retains 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.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Yellow/Gold
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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