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Botanical name: Agave attenuata (blue form)
Family: Agavaceae
Plant type: Evergreen succulents
Plant size: The heads eventually grow up to 80cm wide on stems eventually to about 1m tall.
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the soil surface and up to 80cm apart
Watering requirements: Minimal
Frost tolerances: Hardy
Flowering time: Not applicable - these plants will eventually flower on stems up to 3m tall but this is not until the plants are 30 to 40 years.
Preferred soil: Well drained.
Preferred aspect: Full sun.
Ideal climates: Will tolerate almost any climate
Pruning/After flowering care: None required.
Fertilising: Feed sparingly.
Uses & comments: An incredible centre piece or display specimen.Will grow in pots but much slower.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
Keywords: Agaves, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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