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Wonderful architectural plants, Agaves grow as spectacular rosettes that can vary from 15cm across to as large as 5m, depending on the species.  Once mature (from between 5 years for smaller species up to 40 years for larger ones), Agaves produce a spectacular flower spike from the centre of the rosette.  The flowers are bell-shaped and usually cream in colour, and can last for quite a long time.  Once the flowers have finished, the rosette dies – but by then (in most cases) the plant has produced offsets that continue to grow.

Most Agaves like a position in the full sun with well-draining soil.  They should not require fertilizing unless the soil is poor in nutrients, in which case a slow-release fertilizer could be applied in Springtime.  Agaves should be kept dry in Winter but many will need some Summer watering.  Dry-tolerant and hardy, Agaves provide wonderful form and year-round interest to the garden.

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Agave desmetiana marginata Agave desmetiana marginata
An attractive drought-tolerant plant from Mexico, growing to about 80cm in height. It has elegant archin…
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Agave guadalajarana Agave guadalajarana
This lovely Agave produces a small, compact rosette. It is usually solitary. The leaves are grey-green, o…
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Agave gypsophila Agave gypsophila
This attractive Agave is native to Mexico. It grows as a single rosette up to 90cm across and high. It …
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Agave mitis var. albidior (as A. celsii var. albicans) Agave mitis var. albidior (as A. celsii var. albicans)
A beautiful clumping Agave from Mexico, with bluish leaves and yellow to reddish-lavender flowers. It ca…
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Agave murpheyi Agave murpheyi
This attractive Agave grows a solitary rosette to about 1 metre in height and diameter. It may be kept in…
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Agave salmiana var. ferox Agave salmiana var. ferox
Native to Mexico, the thick stout leaves of this spectacular Agave have been used for roof thatching. The…
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Agave scabra Agave scabra
This Agave produces a large rosette with leaves that are erect and widely-spreading. They are green or bl…
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Agave schottii var. schottii Agave schottii var. schottii
This attractive Agave produces a small rosette and grows in dense, matlike clumps to about 1 metre in dia…
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Agave shrevei ssp. matapensis Agave shrevei ssp. matapensis
An easy-to-grow Agave from Mexico that has bluish-grey leaves and a rosette up to 90cm across. It likes …
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Agave striata ssp. striata Agave striata ssp. striata
This lovely Agave produces a compact rosette which can develop up to a metre in diameter, and form dense …
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