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Artichoke Agave Agave parryi var. truncata  Dense, symmetrical rosettes of wide blue-gray leaves are abundant, developing large clumps. Bloom spikes emerge from older rosettes, which die after flowering - the plant is perpetuated by pups or offshoots. A bright accent in the water-wise landscape or a nice groundcover when mass planted.

Artichoke Agave - Monrovia - Artichoke Agave - succulent zone 6 to 9 - rosettes are 2 to 4 ft wide with large spikes up to 20 ft tall woot!

Agave parryi - Hardy Century Plant An added bonus of keeping out unwanted animals!

Agave parryi - Hardy Century Plant An added bonus of keeping out unwanted animals!

Agave parryi ssp. huachuensis

truncata - A compact rosette-forming succulent with broad, short, squared-off blue-gray leaves which have prominent reddis.

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Agave potatorum at Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane by tanetahi, via Flickr

Agave potatorum at Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane by tanetahi, via Flickr

Agave x 'Mr. Ripple' (3)

Agaves and aloes are two of the toughest groups of plants for a dry garden. In California agaves and aloes are becoming increasingly essential as water supplies are limited and plants and landscapes need to be more drought tolerant.

Agave potatorum var. verschaffeltii

Agaves and aloes are two of the toughest groups of plants for a dry garden. In California agaves and aloes are becoming increasingly essential as water supplies are limited and plants and landscapes need to be more drought tolerant.

Found in southeastern Coahuila state in Mexico Nickelsiae is the original and now re-established name of the plant previously known as Agave Ferdinandi-Regis and which was later subsumed into the variable Victoriae-Reginae family. It differs though from Agave Victoriae-Reginae in some pretty noticeable ways. It grows in a more open rosette fashion with fewer and larger leaves that are thicker than the standard Victoriae-Reginae and have a milky bluish tinge. Because of this more open…

Found in southeastern Coahuila state in Mexico Nickelsiae is the original and now re-established name of the plant previously known as Agave Ferdinandi-Regis and which was later subsumed into the variable Victoriae-Reginae family. It differs though from Agave Victoriae-Reginae in some pretty noticeable ways. It grows in a more open rosette fashion with fewer and larger leaves that are thicker than the standard Victoriae-Reginae and have a milky bluish tinge. Because of this more open…