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Agave stricta var. rubra
Common Name: Red Hedgehog Agave Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Agave stricta var. rubra, known as the red hedgehog agave, is a fascinating variety with long, narrow, stiff, quill-like leaves forming an impressive textural sphere 1-2 feet across. Under good conditions plants have green to grey-green foliage but with stress from heat, sun, or cold the foliage can develop bold colours of red. These are 5 year old plants we grew from seed at Phoenix. Quantities and supply are limited.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Chihuahua desert.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom Colour
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness9-11 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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