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Marginata Century Plant

Agave americana is one of the most dramatic plants in my garden. If there ever was a plant I’d describe as architectural, this is it. The variety ‘Marginata’ forms a lovely rosette of variegated green and yellow succulent leaves that often they curl gracefully making the plant look like a nest of serpents with their heads up, ready to strike.

Plant agave in gravely soil in a container or in the garden. While it can take a certain amount of cold, the combination of extreme drops in temperature and high rainfall is too much for it. I grow mine in a container that I can bring indoors for winter.

Century Plant
Agave americana
Zone
9,10,11
Categories
perennial, sun garden favorite, drought tolerant
Bloom Time
days
Light
Full Sun
Soil
well drained to dry soil
Plant Height
4 to 6 inches