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Agave americana ‘Variegata’

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAsparagaceaeAgaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others
GenusAgaveFrom Greek, meaning “noble”
Speciesamericana“Of or from America”
Cultivar‘Variegata’“Variegated”

About plant names...

This cultivated variety of Agave americana is not found in the wild.

Identification: Plants are rosettes 4-6' (1.2-1.8 m) high and 6-10' (1.8-3 m) around. Leaves are 3-6½' (1-2 m) long and 6-10" (15-25 cm) wide. They are smooth and very rigid, gray-green or bluish, with bold white stripes and dark brown teeth along the edges. Yellow blooms appear on stalks 16-26' (5-8 m) high, branched at the top into 15-35 branches.

Online References:

Agave americana ‘Variegata’ at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site

Agave americana ‘Variegata’ on Learn2Grow

Agave americana ‘Variegata’ on articles.latimes.com

Agave americana ‘Variegata’ on the Plant List at AZArboretum.org

Agave americana

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)

Agave americana ‘Variegata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Agave americana

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 5½ × 4' (1.7 × 1.2 m) ID is uncertain

Agave americana

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)

Range: Zones 8-11:

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