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Blue American Agave

Agave americana

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Growing Zones: 4-7 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)



Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

8 - 10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

6-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Agave americana

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The Nation's Most Drought Tolerant Plant

Blue American Agaves first originated in dry areas of Mexico and are now becoming popular all over America, up to growing zone 8 when planted outdoors. They will adapt to dry, sandy soils and thrive in droughts, extreme heat and humidity.

No matter what type of soil you have, sandy and rocky or heavy with clay the American Blue Agave will adapt to it without a fuss and bring unique beauty to your landscape with a variety of ornamental functions, including use as ground covers or in rock gardens.

The Blue American Agave is most known for its large, thick and fleshy leaves that stem from a central crown and arch over towards the ends. They have an unforgettable blue green hue that sets them apart from other plants, and exotic spikey teeth on the edges.

It’s very common to plant Blue American Agaves in containers to use them as accent pieces for porches and patios. When used to frame entryways their blue green hue gives homes an inviting and charming look.

If you live in a colder area than growing zone 8, simply plant your Agave in a pot and bring it indoors once the weather gets cold. Its energetic leaves and vibrant color will keep you company all winter long.

They can be used as focal points in the garden to draw attention or as the center of attention and pairs great with other plants. They’re also commonly used as border rows, and by growing 4 to 6 feet tall they become large enough to be used as a privacy hedge or to hide unsightly objects like AC units.

The Blue American Agave is a succulent, so it stores water in its leaves to use when it needs a drink, meaning this plant essentially takes care of itself, leaving little to no maintenance for you. 





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love it
it is growing very well it has plenty sun and the rain.
July 2, 2017
Riverdale, GA
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Could have been handled better in transit.
The plant was damaged but it has already started to reproduce.
It has a baby on the way already!
It has a baby on the way already!
July 11, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Total Disappointment!
Arrived not even 12 inches across with most of the leaves broken.
July 12, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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I'm sorry to say my agave is dead. It arrived almost out of the pot and with four leaves broken off. I
July 23, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Blue American Agave



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Blue American Agave .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Blue American Agave gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Blue American Agave again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Landscape scenery
barry v on Oct 26, 2017
Our deck gets direct sun all day....looks like a hearty match for the paradise I am attempting to create.
Kathy B on Apr 30, 2017
Landscape scenery
barry v on Oct 26, 2017
low maintenance
Jack Boles Parking B on Aug 9, 2017
Our deck gets direct sun all day....looks like a hearty match for the paradise I am attempting to create.
Kathy B on Apr 30, 2017
I love this plant ,Its exotic .
Cinthy H on Apr 20, 2017
Easy to grow and drought resistant!
Nicole H on Mar 22, 2017
low maintenance
Jack Boles Parking B on Aug 9, 2017
I love this plant ,Its exotic .
Cinthy H on Apr 20, 2017
Can it be planted in a large pot? Then moved to a spot in the ground later on?
Kathy on Jun 15, 2017
Will this plant do well in plymouth mi area??
Greg S on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 8-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
How deep do the roots go down?
marlene l on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They have a shallow root system, that does not extend above-ground so they can capture moisture from the rain, dew and condensation.
Can you make tequila with this plant?
Wesley S on May 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, A. americana is one of the species that is used to make tequila.
I may already have 2 of these beautiful Cacti, are they also know as Century Plants?
Berry W on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agave are not related to the Cactus, they are in the family Asparagaceae
Will this grow outside in Iowa?
Denise A on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Blue American Agave is growing Zones 8 to 11 and is cold hardy to 20 Degrees F. You would have to bring it inside in the Winter in Iowa.
What is the reason for no shipping to Arizona for the Blue Agave?
crickett on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.

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