• Agave chrysantha

Agave chrysantha

Golden Flowered Agave, Golden Flowered Century Plant
Size: ex 1.5 Litre pots

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£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Geomtrically symmetrical rosette
  • Glaucous-green deeply guttered foliage
  • Full sun
  • Perfect drainage, especially during winter
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Description

Agave chrysantha, Yellow Flowering Agave is a stunningly beautiful hardy Agave from Arizona where is grows in gritty dry soils at altitude in pine-juniper forest, chapparal scrubland and oak woodlands and at lower levels on grassland and desert scrubland. It has a highly ornamental and symmetrical rosette of glaucous-green foliage which is deeply guttered on the upper adaxial surface. It can be either solitary or clustering with offsets and the rosette is a medium size - from 70-100cm at maturity - which is ideal for most gardens. It has a tall inflorescence with golden-yellow flowers - an unusual colour for Agave flowers.

Like all Agaves it requires perfect drainage in a gritty gravelly substrate. The addition of limestone chunks and basalt dust to the mix will be of enormous benefit to its health and subsequent growth. Water it well during the heat of summer but keep it as dry as possible from late October through to late February or early March.

Protect with fleece and a rain-shelter during prolonged periods of extreme sub-zero temperatures or prolonged winter rain.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Agave palmeri var. chrysantha, Agave palmeri subsp. chrysantha
Geographical Origin USA: Arizona
Cultivation Full sun. Perfect drainage. Gravelly, gritty, alkaline substrate with added limestone. A raised xeric bed and/or sloping gradient. Keep dry in winter and protect with fleece durng extreme weather
Eventual Height 90cm
Eventual Spread 100cm
Hardiness Hardy down to at least -9C and probaby lower if kept completely dry with a raincover. Fleecing Agaves in the winter in most parts of the UK is sensible practice

Agave chrysantha

Golden Flowered Agave, Golden Flowered Century Plant
Size: ex 1.5 Litre pots

Availability: Sold Out

£14.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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