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Agave bracteosa ‘Calamar’
Common Name: Squid Agave Family: Agavaceae (The Century Plant Family)

Agave bracteosa 'Calamar' looks more marine-like than plant-like with long, narrow, notably spineless, bluish to apple green leaves. In its native habit it grows festooned on sheer cliffs so provide it with excellent drainage. After 2-4 years, this species will begin to form offsets and, when they mature, each clump will produce an amazing five to seven foot tall flower spike that resembles a giant yellow bottlebrush.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Lightly shaded cliff faces.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourBluish Green Green
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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