One of the most astonishingly beautiful plants to grace our planet direct from Chile! Spectacular, 2-3’ long and 1’ across pineapple-y shaped spikes are densely studded with 1.5” waxy, metallic blooms of the most unearthly emerald-turquoise. Contrasted by bright orange stamens and filled with blue syrupy nectar, they’re a bonanza for birdies who perch on sterile, horizontal stems. To 6-10’ tall in bloom (year 6-8). Spreading slowly by offshoots, spiny 3’ silvery rosettes work well as a security barrier. Can also be grown in a container! Deer resistant, plant in well-drained soil with occasional Summer water. Hardy to 20°F.