Botanical Name: Agave ‘Blue Glow’ (A. attenuata x A. ocahui)
Common Name: Blue Glow Agave
Description: A beautiful smaller Agave with solitary rosettes slowly growing to 2′ tall x 3′ wide with 18″ long by 1-2″ wide blue-green leaves that have red margins edged with yellow and bearing tiny soft spines and a stout short red terminal spine. Plant in full to part sun. Little irrigation required after becoming established. Has been known to survive temps down to 17 degrees for short periods of time. Usually fine in the 20-25 degree range. Great in containers or in groups – especially nice where back lighting can light up the red and yellow margin. This hybrid between Agave attenuata and A. ocahui is reported to be a Kelly Griffin hybrid. It is a beautiful plant that looks nothing like either parent though it apparently inherits the more durable tougher leaves, smaller size, solitary habit and sharp terminal spine of Agave ocahui and gets the broader leaves and blue green color from Agave attenuata. Evergreen. Slow growing. Deer resistant. Blooms at maturity, 10 to 15 years or older, with yellow flowers.
This plant in 1-gallon containers is 8-10″ tall and wide.
Interesting Tidbit: The genus name is derived from the Greek, agauos, which means admirable and probably refers to the tall, elegant flower spikes the plant produces once in its lifetime.
Hardiness Zone 8 – 11
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