Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite'
Frostbite Century Plant
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Agave
Item #: 8723
Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing
Height: 18" tall
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.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Green , Variegated , White/Cream , Yellow/Gold
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers , Thrillers
Garden Themes: Green Roofs , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants , Southwest Garden Plants
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