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Agave palmeri
Common Name: Palmer's Century Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

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.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

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

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourGreen
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPink
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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