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Agave havardiana


Agave havardiana is a very cold hardy cactus to zone 5 with broad, impressive bluish leaves forming impressive rosettes.

Agave havardiana is an extremely cold hardy century plant that can withstand zone 5. It is native to the Davis Mountains of western Texas into Mexico. It is among the largest of the cold hardy century plants reaching 2-3 feet high and wide with broad, impressive bluish leaves forming imposing and impressive rosettes. A very large number of Canadian gardeners could grow this impressive plant outdoors!

Common Name: Harvard's Century Plant

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grassy or rocky slopes and woodlands from 1200-2000 m.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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