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Agave polianthiflora

Common name tuberose-flowered agave
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers red
Size 5"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

This species from northern Mexico matures at a diminutive 5" height and 10" width. That should make it fit into our garden a little better than most other species – we'll see how fast it grows. In any case it will be a good number of years (if ever) before we see the tall spikes with pink-red flowers.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (81%G, 10-18d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (85%G, 7-10d)

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