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Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue'


Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue' is a cold hardy century plant with blue-green foliage also known as whale's tongue agave.

Spectacular! Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue', commonly known as whale's tongue century plant, brings architectural drama and a tropical or desert feel to the garden. It is a relatively fast grower with short, broad, cupped leaves that are tooth-edged and topped off with a prominent terminal spine. The foliage looks like its been lightly dusted with flour or frosted giving it a turquoise blue sheen. The rosette can reach 2-3 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide in perfect conditions though it will be smaller grown in a container or outdoors in coastal BC where it is hardy to zone 7b if protected from winter rain. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Whale's Tongue Agave - [Succulent Pre-Order]

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: High rocky outcrops from 1800 to 1950 m.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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