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Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis
Common Name: Utah Agave Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis is the largest and most cold hardy subspecies of the Utah century plant and is called the Kaibab Plateau Utah century plant. It grows to about 2 feet tall and wide in solitary rosettes of vertically-held, toothed, grey-green foliage with menacingly long pointed tips that are burgundy when young aging to tan and grey. A rare form found on the high Kaibab Plateau around the Grand Canyon in northern and western Arizona. Utah agave is one of the hardiest of all century plants hailing from Utah and the neighbouring southwest states.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Calcareous and sandstone outcrops in the cracks of rocks in desert scrub, pinyon-juniper and conifer woodlands from 700-2500 metres.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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