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Agave, Artichoke

Agave truncata

Dense Agave with wide but short leaves with a blue-gray color. Large terminal spines are on the end of each leaf, and smaller spines along leaf edge as it gets older.  The natural shape of this Agave gives it its name, as it does resemble a rather large artichoke at 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

Blooms at maturity, which can take roughly 10 years. Rosettes which host the bloom spike will die off afterwards, however new rosettes will continue to shoot off the host plant and continue the life cycle. For aesthetics, most people remove extra pups.

Drought Tolerant

Flower Color:

YELLOW

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Height

1-2 ft

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Spread

2-3 ft


USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low