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Agave americana 'Marginata'
Common Name: Century Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

This beautiful variegated form has bluish green leaves edged in gold. Perfect for creating pots of high visual impact on your patio or balcony. Underplant with Echeveria for a sophisticated touch. Reportedly hardy to minus four Celsius, larger plants will likely be fairly hardy if kept dry and given some protection from cold. Smaller plants make a distinctive and no nonsense houseplant over the winter in a sunny window.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Original habitat unknown but grows wild on cultivated land, in pine woods, sandy and rocky places and in desert scrub.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypeTender Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness9-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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