Cactus and Succulents - Part Sun

Agave “Cherry Swizzle”

A. potatorum “Cherry Swizzle”

Large, solitary rosettes, open blue leaves with stunning colorful twisty terminal spines.

Agave “Durango Delight”

A. schidigera “Durango Delight”

2ft. rosettes, threadleaf agave. Dense rosettes of leaves, marginal white thread/hairs.

Agave “Fatal Attraction”

A. funkiana “Fatal Attraction”

May be an Agave lophantha subspecies. Rosettes 3 to 4 ft. Striking variegated and sharp-spined leaves.

Agave “Joe Hoak”

A. desmetiana “Joe Hoak”

Stunning silver leaves with yellow and green striped margins. Moderately toothy, open rosettes, a bit more vertical and vase-shaped. 2 to 3 feet across.

Agave “Kichiokan Marginata”

A. potatorum “Kichiokan Marginata”

Dwarf variegated agave with white markings and prominent red terminal spines. Stays small, few pups, to 18″

Agave “Kichiokan”

A. potatorum “Kichiokan”

Tight rosettes to 18″ across, will spread readily. Bright red spines.

Agave “Quadricolor”

A. lophantha “Quadricolor”
A. cv. Goshikibandai

Brightly colored, toothy, 18 to 24″, occasional offsets

Agave “Splendida”

A. lophantha “Splendida”

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

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 colorata

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

Agave deserti

Large rosettes to 36″ – protect from winter rains.

Agave ellemeetiana “Satina”

Stemless rosettes, 2 to 3ft. Soft green leaves. Can handle full sun at the coast, but needs afternoon shade inland. Protect from frost.

Agave lophantha

Medium-sized agave to 36″ with vigorous teeth, occasional offsets

Agave marmorata

Generally solitary medium sized agave with upright rosettes, grey leaves with short marginal teeth. Used to make Pulque, a thick alcoholic drink.