Agave attenuata is sometimes called the "foxtail agave" because its flower spike looks like a long fox tail. These agaves have yellow-green soft, spineless leaves arranged in 12-24 inch rosettes on top of bare stems. Will form masses in the landscape up to 4-5 feet across and 4-5 feet tall.
Light: Full coastal sun to partial shade, partial shade to shade inland
Hardiness: 28-30 degrees Fahrenheit (very cold-sensitive)
May need water during extreme drought. Can cut off, callus, and re-set in the landscape. Pay careful attention to weather forecast during the winter and cover if frost is predicted.
Looks best with fine-textured plants including senecios and ornamental grasses. Smaller, tighter rosette-formed plants also contrast nicely with Agave attenuata, including, particularly, echeverias.
2133 Elkhorn Road, Castroville, CA 95012
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