Ray of Light Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata 'AGAVWS' Plant Patent #21,854

Item 7472


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Wide, green, pliable leaves with a crisp white streak along each margin emerge from a tight center, creating a stunning focal point. Adds texture to smaller spaces and patio containers. Mature plants produce a tall vertical flower stalk that reflexes back towards the ground before arching up again like a fox tail. Evergreen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Foliage reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; bloom reaches 8 ft. tall.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Agave attenuata 'AGAVWS' Plant Patent #21,854
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: No
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Variegated
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Large, vertical flower stalk emerges on mature plants.
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design Ideas: A wonderfully versatile plant that thrives in warm and humid subtropical or Mediterranean climates. With simple yet supple lines, graceful form and contrasting color, it will easily stand on its own as a specimen plant, create a stunning affect in mass plantings, or work well with a mixed palette of plants. Can be used in tandem with more heat hardy, dry desert plants if it is given some protection from the intense summer heat and some supplemental water. Plant to clump under the canopy of a desert willow or fruitless olive or pineapple guava, to create visual interest with its bold texture contrasting with their smaller, more subdued leaves.

Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade or away from reflected heat in desert and hot summer areas. Drought tolerant once established in cooler regions; needs regular water in hotter summer regions. Fertilize sparingly when new growth begins in spring.

Customer Reviews

Plant Review
by Mario Garcia, July 1, 2015

The condition of the plant upon arrival was disappointing, There was a significant amount of leaf damage that existed on the Agave Attenuata. Once planted the specimen seems to be recovering slowly and the beauty of this plant is starting to show in the new growth. The damage cause by shipment will take some time to recover from, otherwise the Agave was a good size upon receipt and seems to have been healthy enough to being recovering once planted.

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