Most sources list this agave as hardy only in zones 9-10; Plant Delights Nursery extends it to Z7-10; and there are reports of hardiness in zone 6 (see links below). I picked up a tiny 2nd-year plant at the HPS/MAG plant sale, and set it in our rock garden to see if it survives.
||hardy century plant
|I'm afraid our experiment was unsuccessful: the plant was lifeless the next spring |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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April 23, 2005