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Woody Lilies

A very popular group of New World plants that characterize the southwestern United States and Mexico. They are equally at home in more northern latitudes as container plants and add distinction to any garden setting. Many are hardy to zero and show great promise as the new wave of plants being introduced to popular culture.

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Agave americana var protoamericana 'Pokey Ghost' Zone 7b to 10

Silver select! This selection of A. americana var. protoamericana was selected because of the silver coloration to the leaves, the pronounced teating of the leaf margins and its compact size. The silver lea... More

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Agave americana var protoamericana - local cultivate Zone 7b to 10

Tough as Leather! This is most likely a form of Agave americana protoamericana or one of the A. protoamerican intergrades with A. asperima (syn. A. scabra) that has been cultivated ... More

Quart $15.00

Sale: $10.50

Agave americana var. protoamericana 'Lemon Lime' Zone 8b to 10

Lemon Lime Agave!

This Agave americana variegate is not your typical white or yellow or cream combined with green. The variegation is a bizarre combination of greens. Down the center of each leaf runs a bro... More

Quart $25.00

Agave americana var. protoamericana 'Silver Surfer' Zone 7b to 10

Silver Surfer Agave! Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery made this fine Agave selection out of a batch of seedlings he grew from seed we sent him years ago. This plant grows in form much like many A. americana var. ameri... More

Pint $18.00

Sale: $14.40

Agave americana var. protoamericana - Ciudad Victoria, MX site Zone 7 to 10

Hardy with great form! This variety does not attain the mammoth proportions of the cultivated Agave americana that punctuates the Mediterranean climes. Instead, it has an upright compact form that has proven to be very desi... More

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Agave bracteosa Zone 7b to 10

Octopi! A spineless and toothless agave that resembles a group of octopi laying amongst the boulders. The 24 in. wide rosettes of bright-green leaves offset to form colonies in their native habitat clinging t... More

Pint $14.00

Agave bracteosa 'Calamar' Zone 7b to 10

Recalling calamar! Pat McNeal chose this non-clumping form to be the first of the Agave bracteosa's to be tissue cultured. The cultivar name 'Calamar' implies a form more marine-like than plant-like. In its native habit... More

Pint $16.50

Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' Zone 8 to 10

Frosted squid! Wow! Wow! (a moment to catch ones breath) Oh my Gosh! Wow! This is a typical response of people when they first get to see this marginally variegated form of Agave bracteosa. The plant is so stunning ... More

Half-Pint $28.00

Agave chiapensis Zone 9b to 10

Chiapas Agave! This relative of Agave celsii from the state of Chiapas, MX is superficially similar in appearance to it, but the leaves tend to be broader and stouter. The teeth on the margins of the leaves are also... More

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Agave chrysoglossa Zone 9 to 10

Another Soap Agave! According to Gentry’s “Agaves of Continental North America”, Agave chrysoglossa is closely related to Agave vilmoriniana but the leaves are flatter and straighter and the inflorescence is non-bu... More

Pint $12.00

Sale: $6.00

Agave colimana Zone 9 to 10

- An attractive plant with long, narrow leaves and long filifers that form a single rosette. Found just above the Pacific coastline in places with high-tide salt spray. As the name suggests, it is nativ... More

Pint $12.00

Sale: $9.60

Agave dasylirioides Zone 9 to 10

Sotol maguey! This plant probably represents the oldest living relic of the agave clan - clinging to outcroppings of volanic rock in a climate that is mild and moist year around you begin to see that this not your ... More

Pint $14.00

Agave durangensis Zone 8 to 10

Durango Agave!
This moderate to large growing Agave is found at moderate elevations (5500' to 8500') on open rocky slopes in the high grasslands of Durango and Zacatecas, MX. It has broad, silver leaves, which have ... More

Half-Pint $12.50

Sale: $7.50

Agave filifera ssp. schidigera (or ssp. microceps) Zone 8b to 10

Attractive pot specimen! Agave filifera and Agave schidigera are two very similar looking species that have always been difficult for an average collector to tell apart. The feature that has normally been used to separate the... More

Pint $11.00

Sale: $6.60

Agave funkiana Zone 7 to 10

Steely blue dagger! In the rain shadow of the Sierra Madre Oriental, south of CD Victoria this clumping agave makes an impressive show. Each individual plant has 18 in. to 2' tall dagger-like leaves that are a steely blu... More

Pint $12.50

Sale: $8.75

Agave garciae-mendozae Zone 8b to 10

Garcia Mendoza Century Plant! This is a recently described species from Central Mexico. The plant in form is much like plants from the Agave horrida complex of which this species is thought to be closely allied. It develops into a... More

Pint $14.00

Agave geminiflora Zone 9 to 10

Green explosion! This unusual and, in our opinion, most beautiful agave can be grown in a pot. The flexible, bright-green, pencil-like foliage is produced in such profusion that it becomes an explosion in green. With ... More

Quart $14.00

Sale: $9.80

Agave gentryi 'Jaws' Zone 7b to 10

In the late 1990's when John Fairey and I were making regular treks into Mexico, I spotted this heavily armed selection in a huge colony of Agave gentryi. It made a treacherous groundcover under the o... More

Pint $19.50

Agave guadalajarana Zone 9b to 10

Guadalajara Agave! A small, tight rosette of blue-gray leaves with pronounced nipples along the leaf edge with small spines embedded in them that become more numerous and larger toward the leaf tip. Endemic to a small a... More

Gallon $19.50

Sale: $17.55

Agave gypsophila Zone 10 to 11

This clone of Agave gypsohila has olive green leaves with a gray-silver casting. The margins of the leaves are lined with numerous small teats that are tipped with small black spines. The undulating w... More

Pint $14.00

Sale: $9.80

Agave havardiana Zone 6b to 9

Very hardy but susceptible to fungal attack !! We do not offer this species because in our experience the plant does not adapt well to hot and humid zones. After attempting to grow it on numerous occasions we find it susceptible to fungal attacks,... More

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Agave horrida v perotensis Zone 8b to 10

Not so obscure! What a sight to behold, a rock outcropping stippled with compact, artichoke-like succulent agaves the size of basketballs; the skyline is punctuated with the exclamation point-like flower spikes. A br... More

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Agave isthmensis Zone 9b to 10

Isthmus of Tehuantepec! This recently described species occupies that narrow strip of land that marks the southern boundry of Mexico. This low humid coastal environment receives abundant moisture during the summer months. Un... More

Pint $12.50

Sale: $10.00

Agave karwinskii Zone 9b to 10

Rare yuccaoid agave! This unique plant resembles a yucca more than an agave in the arid landscape of southern Puebla. The plants will form upright trunks to 6' tall with short, succulent pale-green leaves radiating outwar... More

Gallon $38.00

Agave lophantha ' Band Aide' New! Zone 7 to 10

A large, symmetrical rosette selection of Agave lophantha with dark green leaves showcasing a broad, bright-green central strip. This clone offsets slowly eventually forming sizable colonies. ... More

Pint $12.50

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