Agave ovatifolia
"Giant Whale's Tongue Agave"

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Photo (right) courtesy of Piece of Eden

NEW IN 2016!For those who desire some HUGE focal-pointy action, here’s a selection of the Mexican native Agave ovatifolia that grows to over 4’ tall and 6’ wide with beautiful silvery-blue or blue-green leaves with showy black tips and wonderfully textural ridges. Grown from seed, there is some variation in color and spininess – but all are gorge! Makes a wonderful, architectural centerpiece for a low-water garden. Provide excellent drainage and plenty of room to grow! Tolerates extended periods of drought, but looks best and grows fastest with occasional water. After many years it will eventually form a massive flower spike with innumerable yellow-green flowers to delight bees, butterflies, and hummers. Once done blooming it will die, but should also reseed for freebies!

Plant Unicorn

Sun/Part Sun
Low/No Summer Water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 6b-11