Agave franzosinii

2004

Agave franzosinii

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Nativity:

A. franzosinii is only known from cultivated plants in Europe and the United States.

Growth Habit:

A large succulent plant with a rosette of broad curving leaves that can grow as large as six feet long and a foot wide. The flower stalks may reach over 30 feet tall. After flowering, the plant dies.

Growing Requirements:

Full sun, requires little water once established.

Features:

A. franzosinii has large curving whitish-blue or gray leaves. The plant seldom flowers, but when it does it produces a huge spike of yellow flowers in summer which attract birds and insects.

Where at Lotusland:

A mixed planting of Agave franzosinii and Agave americanaborders the top of the Main Lawn.

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