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Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite'

Frostbite Century Plant

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Item #: 8723

Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

This non-offsetting Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite' is one of the most unique and beautiful agaves in our collection. This 30" wide selection of Agave xylonacantha (xylonacantha means "wood teeth/spines") is composed of 18" long x 1" wide leaves which form a symmetrical clump. Each leaf of Agave 'Frostbite' has a medium green central stripe, bordered by a wide creamy yellow edge that ages to white. The unusual snaggle-tooth spine pattern on the leaf edge is truly fascinating. If you live in a state with gun bans, keep a leaf from this baby by the bed for protection. We're on the northern borderline for growing this species outdoors, so from here north, enjoy yours as a container plant. Eventually the fragrant agave flowers will attract hummingbirds to your patio.