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Agave Blue Flame

Agave Blue Flame is a bold statement. The foliage is a mosaic of calm colors. Agave Blue Flame will produce a rosette of leaves on an ever lengthening 3-4" trunk. Then after several years it flowers in the Fall with a towering weeping spire. Then like all Agave's it passes. But before it does there are a wealth of pups. Baby Agave Blue Flame pups often form on the lower trunk as the plants grow. Individual plants are 2-3 feet in diameter but the mound including progeny can eventually be close to 10 feet. Agave Blue Flame is the result of a cross between Agave attenuata and Agave shawii, with A. shawii giving Agave Blue Flame more garden durability than the more commonly used Agave attenuata. And those blue leaves of Agave Blue Flame are pretty cool. Agave Blue Flame can be grown in sun or shade. Shade is preferred for inland valley and desert gardens or leaves can scorch. Overhead water can collect and sunburn leaves. Agave Blue Flame is winter hardy to °25F.

Agave Blue Flame

Sculptural foliage of Agave Blue Flame. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.