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Agave montana 'Baccarat'
Common Name: Century Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

The current best chance for a hardy agave in Vancouver is this Yucca Do Nursery selection. Hailing from moist mountain sides at high elevations in northeast Mexico, A. montana commonly experiences mist, rain, frost and snow in the winter months. It grows to a two feet tall by three feet wide with broad, glaucous leaves, each ending in a large black spine. The stunning silvery bud imprints on the leaf backs are reminiscent of cut crystal. Provide good drainage. Larger plants will be hardier.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
High elevation pine forests and forest openings to 3000 metres.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypeTender Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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