6 responses to “Agave americana ‘Marginata’”

  1. yousatonmycactus

    I am not familiar with the term “evenutal”, but am always willing to learn… The inflorescense of the Agave americana can reach epic proportions, soaring 30′ to 40′ or more. They look like asparagus spears as they grow, and after termination and hardening, make wonderful multi-storied or singular bird houses by careful cutting and drilling of appropriate sized holes. I have successfully transplanted “pups” to well drained soil and also into larger containers.

  2. Beverley

    Agave americana ‘Marginata’ – Z9 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Agave americana ‘Marginata’ – min. 5 degrees celsius/41 degrees fahrenheit – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Spelling corrected – such are the mistakes that happen when you are writing at 1:30 at night after a party!

  4. nancy anne

    Agave americana is generally fully cold-hardy here in zone 9a (south Louisiana). As others have noted, they can grow to massive proportions; in the months prior to rare blooming, the inflorescence grows to at least 40′ (11m) tall. Though the flowers are unspectacular, the plant itself can become quite statuesque. A very arresting sight.

  5. Cyndy Henderson

    For a moment I thought it was winter again, and we were seeing some of the great abstract photos from Daniel! Alas, Spring should be just around the corner.

  6. Dinesh Valke

    Thank you very much, Daniel.

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