Agave stricta rubra
"Red Hedgehog Agave"
A selected “red” form of “Hedgehog Agave” that takes on a reddish coloration, especially with drought, heat or cold stress. Forming large, 1-2' high and wide spherical rosettes of flexible, quill-like leaves with a spiny terminal tip, this rare, high elevation Mexican native furnishes enormous architectural & sculptural appeal. A true perennial, it freely develops offsets after a few years to form magnificent, dense colonies. 5 stars in a container! Requires excellent drainage, i.e. lots of gravel, grit or lava rock. Hardy to 23 degrees F.