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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Agave desertii''<br>
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'''Common Name:''' Desert Agave</h3>
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Dramatic flower stalks rise on stalk up to 15 feet tall.  Give well-drained soil, sparse water, and sun.  Likes very dry conditions--does best away from immediate coast. It is the larval food plant for the CA Giant-Skipper butterfly.<br>
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'''Plant Family:''' Agavaceae
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'''Plant Type:''' Succulent
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'''Height by Width:''' 2' H x 3' W (flower to 15' H)
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'''Growth Habit:''' Rosettes, forming colony
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'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
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'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
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'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
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'''Water Requiremenets:''' Drought-tolerant to infrequent
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'''Cold Hardy to:''' Frost tender
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'''Flower Season:''' May - July
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'''Flower Color:''' Yellow
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'''Endangered?''' Not listed
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'''Distribution:''' Colorado and Mojave Deserts; Baja
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'''Natural Habitat:''' Desert washes and dry slopes below 5000'
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'''Hummingbirds:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Birds:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Clay:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Slope/Erosion:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Container:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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'''History'''<br>
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'''Other Names'''<br>
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'''Links'''<br>

Revision as of 05:20, 12 July 2008

Agave desertii
Agave desertii
Agave desertii

Botanical Name: Agave desertii
Common Name: Desert Agave

Dramatic flower stalks rise on stalk up to 15 feet tall. Give well-drained soil, sparse water, and sun. Likes very dry conditions--does best away from immediate coast. It is the larval food plant for the CA Giant-Skipper butterfly.


Plant Family: Agavaceae

Plant Type: Succulent

Height by Width: 2' H x 3' W (flower to 15' H)

Growth Habit: Rosettes, forming colony

Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen

Growth Rate: Slow

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requiremenets: Drought-tolerant to infrequent

Cold Hardy to: Frost tender

Flower Season: May - July

Flower Color: Yellow

Endangered? Not listed

Distribution: Colorado and Mojave Deserts; Baja

Natural Habitat: Desert washes and dry slopes below 5000'

Hummingbirds: TRUE
Birds: FALSE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: TRUE
Clay: FALSE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: FALSE
Container: TRUE



Care and Maintenance

History

Other Names

Links