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Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost'
Common Name: Squid Agave Family: Agavaceae (The Century Plant Family)

Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost'
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This is a rare variegated cultivar of the well known squid agave. It looks more marine-like than plant-like with long, narrow, notably spineless, bluish to apple green leaves. In its native habit it grows festooned on sheer cliffs so provide it with excellent drainage. After 2-4 years, this species will begin to form offsets and, when they mature, each clump will produce an amazing five to seven foot tall flower spike that resembles a giant yellow bottlebrush.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Lightly shaded cliff faces.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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