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Agave a. var. medio-picta 'Alba' | Medio-Picta Century Plant

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Synonym Names: Agave americana var. medio-picta '

Family: Agavaceae

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This form has arching leaves with a creamy white stripe down the center of the blue-green leaf. The leaves are outstanding with their arching form and are well armed with a stout, terminal spine as well as marginal teeth. It is somewhat smaller than the americana variety, growing to around 4' tall. It prefers full sun, well drained soil and will perform well in containers. This form also will die after bloom but will survive in the form of new pups around the old plant.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Succulent

Height Range

3-6'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Yellow

Flower Season

n/a

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey, White, Variegated

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

USDA Zones

9, 10, 11

Sunset Zones

10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

Pests

Tolerances

Heat, Saline Soil, Windy Conditions, Smog, Rabbits, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Background, Raised Planter, Roadside, Walls / Fences, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photography by: Mountain States Nursery

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