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Woody Lilies

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 ornithobroma Zone 9 to 10

Bird food Agave! Parrots in Sinaloa, Mexico love to eat the flowers of this Agave and this is the reason for the botanical name. Though you are unlikely to eat its flowers, there are plenty of reasons for people to lo... More

Pint $12.00

Agave ornithobroma 'Spanish Moss' Zone 9b to 10

Ooh… Aaah...! We made this selection of Agave ornithobroma because we liked the long filifers that hang very elegantly in relaxed curling pairs from the leaf margins. The plant also develops a good rounded symmetri... More

Quart $18.00

Agave parryi var. huachucensis Zone 6b to 10

Large hardy form! Agave parryi var. huachucensis tends to grow larger rosettes with larger, wider leaves compared to other varieties. It inhabits the moister climes associated with oak and pine woodlands. Tested cold h... More

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Agave polianthiflora New! Zone 8 to 9b

Red flowering agave! I guess this might be one of the few Agaves that you would grow for its flowers. Agaves are impressive when they flower, no doubt, but this one is one of the few whose flowers are brightly colored. Th... More

Pint $9.00

Agave polyacantha var. xalapensis Zone 9a to 10

Jade Green! This agave is found growing on the lava fields near Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. The thick, moderately-wide leaves of this agave are a rich, dark-green and have an almost translucent quality, like gazing... More

Gallon $17.00

Agave potatorum 'Cameron Blue' Zone 10 to 10

A compact symmetrical clone of Agave poratorum introduced by Ranch Tissue Technologies in California. It has broad sliver-blue leaves displaying good bud imprinting and has a long, sinuous terminal s... More

Pint $12.00

Agave salmiana 'Butterfingers' Zone 9 to 10

Butterfingers Agave! This Agave salmiana variegate develops a rosette of narrowly, upright dark-green leaves to 36" tall and are highlighted by creamy yellow leaf margins. The creamy yellow margins contrast with the dark ... More

Quart $22.00

Agave schidigera--Durango Zone 8b to 10

Durango form! A compact form that was found by Greg Starr of Tucson, Arizona. He found it at a high elevation in open woodlands composed mainly of pines and oaks. Also, observed clinging to sheer rock faces where i... More

Pint $12.00

Agave sp. 'Baja' Zone 9 to 10

Pot Perfect! A small agave that resembles dwarf forms of Agave potato rum but with finer teeth. We acquired our plant from Kyle Robinson, a customer who lives in Houston, Texas. He said it thrived in heat... More

Pint $12.00

Agave sp. 'Mr Ripple' - 3 Gallon Zone 7b to 10

Mr Ripple! If you want a plant that stops traffic, this agave is for you. It has already stopped traffic once. While traveling from Cuidad Maiz to El Naranjo, Carl and I were conversing about plants when suddenl... More

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Agave sp. Hwy 85 Hidalgo, MX Zone 8b to 10

Years ago when we were traveling through the state of Hidalgo, Mexico we spotted this plant growing amongst low, spiny shrubs and cacti. The particular spot where we saw it was on a dangerous curve, i... More

Quart $15.00

Agave sp. Ruth Bancroft Silver Zone 8b to 10

Silver Wings! Years ago we received this plant from the Ruth Bancroft Garden labeled as Agave potatorum. Though it certainly resembles A. potatorum in some ways it differs in others. This plant grows larger than tr... More

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Agave striata 'Live Wires' Zone 8a to 10

Living Wire Agave! Agave striata comes in a multitude of forms. You can find plants in different habitats with few leaves, lots of leaves, rigid-erect leaves, weepy-flexible leaves, green colored leaves, silver colored ... More

Half-Pint $15.00

Agave striata var. falcata Zone 7 to 10

Hardy, pencil-like foliage! (Our original offerings of this variety, years back, turned out to be another form of Agave striata, which has many more leaves. We got confused, what can I say!) This true Agave striata ... More

Pint $12.75

Agave tequilana Zone 10a to 11

Tequila agave! Agave tequilana, was described by the botanist Dr. Albert Weber in 1902, from near the village of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. It is the Agave used in the production of the distilled spirit Tequila. It ... More

Quart $15.00

Agave titanota 'Genryu Kifukurin' New! Zone 10 to 10

Agave titanota variegate! We originally got this clone of Agave titanota from Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery. It forms tight symmetrical rosettes composed of broad, blunt, olive to blue-green leaves that showcase numerou... More

Quart $28.00

Agave victoria-reginae Zone 8a to 10

The queen of agaves! An incredible plant. When first glimpsed it does not look real, but like an artichoke carved out of green stone! A great container plant that is cold-hardy enough to be used in Southern landscapes. ... More

Pint $14.00

Agave weberi Zone 8 to 10

Agave weberi! This form of weberi is the clone you find in south Texas gardens. It's a fast growing agave that will get big rather quickly! The toothless leaves are broad with a strong bud imprint (an x in the midd... More

Quart $14.00

Agave wocomahi Zone 9a to 10

Sweet Agave!
According to Gentry's "Agaves of Continental North America", this moderate sized, green to glaucous green agave, is sweet and is suitable for eating and making Mescal by the Warihio Indians of Northwe... More

Half-Pint $12.50

Agave x 'Kissho Kan' Zone 10 to 11

Happy Crown Agave! This stunningly variegated Agave potatorum type agave was selected by the Japanese. The compact, tight rosettes are composed of many, short broad leaves that are bluish-grey in color but have creamy-w... More

Half-Pint $18.00

Agave x 'Sharkskin Shoes' Zone 7b to 10

Blue-green artichoke! Visitors always ask about this sculptural beauty. We did as well, years back when we first laid eyes on this incredible Agave scabra and Agave victoria-reginae cross at the Ruth Bancroft garden in Wal... More

Quart $18.00

Agave x 'Tres Equis' Zone 8 to 10

XXX! Over a decade ago while traveling in northeastern Mexico we came across a population of Agave near the Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon border that appeared to be the result of a hybrid swarm. The population va... More

Gallon $18.50

Agave x (A. shrevei ssp matapensis x A. guadalajarana) Zone 9 to 10

Several years back Brian Kemble shared with us seed of this agave hybrid, which was made at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. Not much can be said about these plants at the moment... More

Pint $14.00

Agave x (guadalajarana x colimana) Zone 9b to 10

A while back I came across an offering for seed of this hybrid cross. I just had to try growing the seed to see the resulting plants. Both species are great container plants, so I have great hopes for... More

Pint $11.00

Agave x (isthmensis x colimana) Zone 9b to 10

A while back I came across an offering for seed of this hybrid cross. I just had to try growing the seed to see the resulting plants. Both species are great container plants, so I have great hopes for... More

Pint $11.00

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