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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine'

Porcupine Queen Victoria Century Plant

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Item #: 8390

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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Agave 'Porcupine' is a clonal, non-offsetting selection of the compact form of Agave victoriae-reginae, that originated at the former Yucca Do Nursery, where it was selected for its perfectly symmetrical form and nice white leaf markings. Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine' is painfully slow growing, so expect about 5-10 years before you'll have a basketball-sized clump. Good winter drainage and a slightly sloped planting site are important for survival in rainy climates. When Agave victoriae-reginae finally flowers, the 15' tall stalks of tightly held yellow flowers make great hummingbird magnets.