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Image of Agave seemanniana photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Seemann's Agave, Seemann's Century Plant)

The genus Agave has more than 200 species of desert-loving perennials with dramatic, structurally interesting foliage. They are all from the warmer regions of the New World, mostly Mexico and Central and South America. They are beautiful ornamentals and important plants for food and utility.

Agave have fleshly leaves that form rosettes close to the ground or occasionally atop very short stout stems. The leaves may be thick and leathery, linear or sword-shaped, wide or narrow...

Image of Agave stricta photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Hedgehog Agave, Hedgehog Century Plant)

Relatively small in size but dramatic in impact, this Mexican native forms strikingly symmetrical rosettes of narrow spine-tipped evergreen leaves. It spreads by ground-hugging stems to produce attractive colonies. Each hedgehog-like rosette eventually produces a tall, often crooked flowering stem, and then dies. The satellite rosettes take its place. Propagation is from seed and by severing prostrate stems to free and root offsets.

Give this plant well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in...

Image of Agave stricta

Jesse Saylor

(Dwarf Hedgehog Agave, Hedgehog Agave)

Relatively small in size but dramatic in impact, this Mexican native forms strikingly symmetrical rosettes of narrow spine-tipped evergreen leaves. It spreads by ground-hugging stems to produce attractive colonies. Each hedgehog-like rosette eventually produces a tall, often crooked flowering stem, and then dies. The satellite rosettes take its place. Propagation is from seed and by severing prostrate stems to free and root offsets.

Give this plant well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in...

Image of Agave toumeyana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Miniature Century Plant, Silver Dollar, Toumey's Century Plant)

The small effusive rosettes of Toumey's century have sharp slender blades edged with slender white edges that pull away like delicate white scribbles. Though compact it makes a dramatic addition to any desert rock garden or container. This all-American native naturally exists in the mountains of Arizona. It is an unusually hardy species that can withstand periods of freezing as long as growing conditions remain dry, particularly at the root zone.

The dark green fleshy leaves of this century...

(Fairy-ring Agave, Miniature Century Plant, Toumey's Bella Agave)

The super cute variety bella of Toumey's century plant is much smaller with shorter more uniform leaves and denser rosettes. Its flower stalk is also smaller.

The effusive rosettes of Toumey's century have sharp slender blades edged with slender white edges that pull away like delicate white scribbles. Though compact it makes a dramatic addition to any desert rock garden or container. This all-American native naturally exists in the mountains of Arizona. It is an unusually hardy species...

(Utah Agave, Utah Century Plant)

The unusually hardy Agave utahensis is a largely high desert perennial with dramatic, structurally interesting foliage. It is naturally found in scrubby rocky spots of the Mojave and Upper Sonoran deserts, from California to Utah. Its sharp spiny rosettes are formidable with grayish brown terminal spines at the tips of the dagger-like leaves. It can withstand periods of freezing as long as growing conditions remain dry.

The gray-green fleshy leaves of this century plant are straight...

(Kaibab Agave, Utah Century Plant)

This beautiful subspecies of Agave utahensis naturally grows on the rocky limestone slopes of the Kaibab Plateau of northern Arizona. It forms a pleasing rosette of narrow darker green lanceolate leaves making it well-suited for rock garden culture.

The unusually hardy Agave utahensis is a largely high desert perennial with dramatic, structurally interesting foliage. It is naturally found in scrubby rocky spots of the Mojave and Upper Sonoran deserts, from California to Utah....

Image of Agave victoriae-reginae photo by: John Rickard

John Rickard

(Queen Victoria Agave, Queen Victoria Century Plant)

Considered the queen of agaves with its geometric leaves and rounded form, this small succulent evergreen rules tabletop container gardens and is a crowning glory for arid landscapes. Nearly extinct in the wild largely due to collecting, this Mexican native is protected by laws prohibiting possession of wild gathered plants. What makes this species so coveted is its exceptional geometric beauty, with symmetrical rosettes of distinctive triangular leaves of dull to deep green outlined and accentuated...

Image of Agave victoriae-reginae

Jessie Keith

(Queen Victoria Agave, Variegated Queen Victoria Century Plant)

Considered the queen of agaves with its geometric leaves and rounded form, this small succulent evergreen rules tabletop container gardens and is a crowning glory for arid landscapes. Nearly extinct in the wild largely due to collecting, this Mexican native is protected by laws prohibiting possession of wild gathered plants. What makes this species so coveted is its exceptional geometric beauty, with symmetrical rosettes of distinctive triangular leaves of dull to deep green outlined and accentuated...

Image of Agave weberi photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Weber's Agave, Weber's Century Plant)

A huge silvery blue agave ideal for large, open gardens where it can achieve its magnificent stature, this succulent evergreen is naturalized in Mexico and Texas but is unknown in the wild. Like sisal (Agave sisalana), it may have originated in ancient Mexico as a cultivated hybrid grown for its fibers. Forming immense rosettes atop short trunks, the long, dagger-shaped, spine-tipped leaves vary in size as well as in the presence of minute marginal teeth. Blue coloring becomes more pronounced...