Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Agave lophantha

Common name hardy century plant
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial
Size 15"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

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.

Agave lophantha
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...

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Agave lophantha

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: April 23, 2005
Contact me