Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Surprise'
Golden Surprise Queen Victoria Century Plant
Item #: 2148
Zones: 8b to 11, guessing
Height: 15" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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 leaf 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. We are just testing Agave 'Golden Surprise' in the ground this winter, so we suggest caution in trying these outdoors until we have more data. Agave victoriae-reginae is very sensitive to too much water in both summer and winter, so err on the dry side.