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.
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
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
Kaleidoscope Agave! This variegated dwarf agave is so beautiful that it is nearly impossible to offer. When people see it they just can't say no. The cultivar name 'Quadricolor' is only partially descriptive because the ... More
This broad leaved, yet compact selection of Agave lophantha was introduced by Ted Stevens of Nurseries Caroliniana. This selection has broad, dark-green leaves which are punctuated by a prominent, br... More
Black-green foliage! 'Ocahui' is what the people of Sonora, Mexico call fiber or cordage. This agave is native to dry areas, where it is found perched on the edges of rock faces and cliffs. It has done very well in our cl... More
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
According to Gentry's "Agaves of Continental North America" this is moderated sized Agavae, in the Americanae group of Agaves, is considered to be a local cultivate from near the Conception del Oro mi... More
Whale's Tongue!! Lynn Lowery first collected this plant in the late eighties. It quickly became a favorite amongst those who saw it but it offset seldom or not at all so has always been rare and in high demand. Lynn f... More
Yellow teeth with blue leaves! A distinguishing feature of this glaucous-green agave is its close-set small teeth that range from cream to yellow and red along the edges of emerging leaves. Palmer’s agave is a handsome plant that... More
Cabbage head! Very tight cabbage-like rosette of steel-blue color with large exposed teeth. This attractive species offsets quickly to form a dense colony. Prefers a climate with moderate to low humidity. Will gr... More
A very fine selection! We chose this selection from a block containing hundreds of seedlings at Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Phoenix, Arizona, because of its perfect form and jagged teeth. Luckily it offsets more th... More
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
After a snowfall! Agaves, in areas where they are hardy, can be so stunningly beautiful after light dustings of snow. Snow seems to soften yet enhance an Agaves rigid silhouette. Unfortunately Agave potatorum is not h... More
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
Shining Daggers! This Japanese selection of Agave schidigera has a tight, compact and symmetrical form which is perfect for pot culture. Each sword-shaped leaf is highlighted by various shades of light to dark green a... More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Globe Agave! This species has the tightest spherical shape of any agave. When we first saw these plants we could hardly believe our eyes - they looked like meatballs scattered around the rocky desert landscape. On... More
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
Compact Queen's Agave! Petit crown, that is the best short description for this form of agave, victoria-reginae. It has numerous stout, dark-green leaves which are dazzlingly highlighted with prominent, white bud imprints a... More
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
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We've moved to Giddings
Despite many attempts over the years to update our address from the old Hempstead location that appears in internet search engine results, we've had little success, so please note that Yucca Do Nursery Inc. has only one location in Giddings TX. The old Hempstead, TX location no longer exists. If you go there you will not find Yucca Do Nursery. Also, Yucca Do Nursery in Giddings does not have walk-in retail hours. If you wish to visit the nursery please make an appointment.