Agave americana | Century Plant, American Agave

Select and plant this Agave after some consideration. The small size at planting time can become a towering, wide-spreading plant. Locate well away from paths and entries. 'Marginata' features leaves with distinctive cream to yellow margins. 'Mediopicta Alba' leaves have a cream to white center stripe. (See photos.) Produces prolific offsets to replace plants that will die after flowering. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: reflected sun, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 10 feet high

Width: 12 feet wide


Foliage Color: blue-gray

Flower Color: yellow, green

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: hummingbirds