Cactus and Succulents - Full Sun

Agave “Shira ito no Ohi”

A. schidigera “Shira ito no Ohi”

Small yellow and green striped rosettes with marginal leaf threads. Slow-growing to 18″

Agave “Splendida”

A. lophantha “Splendida”

Strong central stripe, brightly colored, toothy, to 24″, occasional offsets

Agave “Stained Glass”

A. vilmoriniana “Stained Glass”

Narrow green and cream leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like an octopus.  Spineless leaves make this Agave great for areas alongside paths, but avoid high traffic areas.

Agave americana “Matsumoto”

Very large upright leaves with yellow striped margins and a blue-green central stripe. Plant away from pathways. Offsets readily.

Agave attenuata

Bluish green, to 3ft tall (occasionally to 5ft.); regular water. Protect from frost. Large curved draping bloom stalk gives this its common name.

Agave attenuata “Nova”

Blue-hued variety with wider leaves than the species. Bloom stalk is vertical. 3ft; regular water. Protect from frost.

Agave attenuata “Raea’s Gold”

Wide soft leaves of a pale gold-green emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back. Offsets readily. Keep protected from frost.

Agave bracteosa

Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.

Agave colorata

Toothy rosettes 2 to 4 feet across, some offsets; Mexico

Agave deserti

Large rosettes to 36″ – protect from winter rains.

Agave filifera

Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins

Agave funkiana

High altitude Mexican species; Full sun, clumping rosettes to 3′

Agave gentryi

Distinctive large solitary agave. Aggresive marginal teeth. Wide light-green leaves.

Agave gentryi “Jaws”

Remarkably toothy, deep green leaves with bright red marginal spines fading to brown with age. 4 to 6 feet across, but may get 8 to 10 feet according to the UC Botanic Gardens.

Agave horrida

Solitary Agave with stout deep green leaves and a very symmetrical habit. The dramatically toothy leaves start with a dark red-brown edging that fades to silver as they mature. Deer resistant.