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Agave palmeri


Agave palmeri is the largest species native to the United States with blue-green, lance-shaped leaves.

Agave palmeri is the largest species native to the United States occurring in southern Arizona south into Mexico. It can resemble narrow-leaved forms of A. parryi with blue-green leaves but these are often longer and more lance-shaped. A. palmeri can grow to 4 feet wide in habitat but will stay to about 2 feet by 2 feet grown in pots.

Common Name: Palmer's Century Plant

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grassy or rocky slopes and woodlands from 1200-2000 m.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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