Agave havardiana
“Big Bend Century Plant”

 Agave havardiana “Big Bend Century Plant”

A most beautiful, haunting presence in the garden, the blue gray leaves seem to glow from an inner spirit. Those luminous leaves are outlined in very real, very sharp blackest spines that set the leaf edges off to perfection. Grows 2-3’ tall & wide, this smaller-scale Century Plant stays manageable & pups infrequently. After 30-40 years, a 15’ tall bloom stalk will emerge bearing striking yellow-green flowers in late Spring-Summer. Native to Texas & northern Mexico it is found in Big Bend National Park (a most beautiful park, highly recommended! FYI). Agave havardiana needs good drainage, is quite cold hardy & can also use some light shade in low desert areas. Our plants are grown from seed from a very beautiful specimen at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA.

Kelly Kilpatrick

Low-No Summer Water

USDA Zones 6b-10