New Agave!

The bright side of death in the garden is that you now have a new patch of soil to play with, and you get to mark the inappropriate choices off your list so you won't have to deal with the headache again.  I'm always sure to pick plants that will at least come back in the event of a cold snap, such as this great agave I found on the cheap!  I found it at target for $5.97 and couldn't resist.  It will go perfectly in my succulent garden to be, underneath the cordyline "red sensation" and giant yucca!  I have some other cacti started from seed to put there when they get bigger, as well as a starfish cactus.  Does anyone have any other suggestions?  Also, does anyone know what kind it is?  It was just labeled as a "succulent".  Classic big box retailer irritation.


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  2. I have the exact same agave! My friend gave it to me, and no name tag attached to the container either. After some digging, I think the name is Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'. It is very beautiful. It grows quite fast, although it got some frost bites early January. It recovers eventually. You can see the related post on my blog by following this link:

    It sounds good to go with your rest succulent plants. Show us some pictures later.

  3. Don't you just hate it when you find a new plant and there's no name on it? It's just another good reason to shop at your local neighborhood nursery; at least there's always someone there that knows their plants. Unfortunately there are so few small nurseries left anymore!


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