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Agave victoria-reginae 'Porcupine'


Agave victoriae-reginae is one of the most desirable of species. Porcupine' forms small rosettes of dark green leaves accentuated with silver markings.

'Porcupine' is a clonal selection of Agave victoriae-reginae from Yucca Do Nursery features very thick compact green leaves with white leaf edges. It has been described as looking like an artichoke carved out of green stone! Cold hardy in zones 8 to 10 with excellent drainage. Great for container culture elsewhere. Treat as a houseplant in the winter months in cold regions.

Common Name: Century Plant

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky limestone slopes and steep walled canyons from about 4000-5000 feet elevation.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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