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Agave utahensis ssp. eborispina


Agave utahensis ssp. eborispina is a dramatic, super hardy, small agave with the longest terminal spines of the subspecies up to 4 inches long!

Agave utahensis ssp. eborispina is with ivory spined Utah century plant. It is a dramatic, super hardy, small Agave from the Nopah Mountains near Las Vegas growing to about one foot tall and wide in a rosette of thick, blue-green, heavily-toothed leaves tipped with the longest terminal spines of the subspecies that can reach four or more inches in length and which can gradually curving or rippled and contorted as if they were electrocuted! Plants can produce pups that are held closely to the mother plant. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Utah Agave

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Cracks of rocks and amongst boulders.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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