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Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis


Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis is the largest and most cold hardy subspecies of the Utah century plant tolerating zone 5 winters.

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.

Common Name: Utah Agave

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

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


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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