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Agave schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi' ('Queen of the White Thread')
Common Name: Agave Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

An impressive dwarf, variegated agave with lance-shaped leaves edged in creamy white with margins covered in filifers (threads). Potentially hardy outside on the west coast if kept dry. Elsewhere 'Shira ito no ohi' makes an easy houseplant in the winter and patio plant in the summer.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

Native Habitat:
High rocky outcrops from 1800 to 1950 m.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypeTender Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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