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Utah Agave

Agave utahensis ssp. utahensis

Item 074172

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USDA Zone:
6-10
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

Small, stout Agave with wide, toothed leaves, native to the deserts of Southwestern U.S. Mature plants bloom in late winter, producing clusters of deep yellow flowers arranged along a 6 to 12 ft. tall spike. Spreads slowly, forming clumps. Adds wonderful texture to natural and hillside plantings.

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Average Landscape Size
Slow growing; clumping rosettes reach 18 in. tall, 16 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Agave utahensis ssp. utahensis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Winter
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Contemporary

Provide lean, sandy, well-drained soils. Once established, water only occasionally during the hot season and avoid heavy winter moisture. Mother plant will die after flowering but offsets will form. Plantlets from flower spike may be replanted.

History

Native American peoples, including the Havasupai, used native agave for food, and the fiber was used in weaving blankets and other textiles.

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