Mescal Agave –
Slow growing. The leaves are blue-gray and have a spine at the tip. The point on the tip is typically dark tan, brown or black. This Agave is evergreen. Plants will die after blooming. This plant can be propagated by either an offset or seed. Need dry to medium well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Cannot grow in the shade.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Perennial – Native
Light Yellow, Ivory
Blue Green, Gray Green, Gray
Agave is a tender perennial or “temperennial” succulent plant that grows best in full sun. Light afternoon shade is recommended in the hottest parts of the country.
Plant in well-drained, dry to average soil in containers just slightly wider than the width of the rosette or plant directly in the ground.
In summer when the plants are actively growing, they appreciate a bit of supplemental watering and half-strength fertilizer. They should be grown dry in winter. Agave is a slower grower, so it will not quickly overtake the space it is allotted in the landscape.
Lavender – Lavender’s silvery foliage and airy flower spikes create a nice contrast to the bold foliage of agave.
Yucca – Yucca and agave have the same growth requirements, and their plant forms look great together.
Penstemon – Add color to beds and borders with agaves by planting bright, drought-tolerant penstemons.