Botanical Name: Agave chrysantha
 Common Name: Golden-Flowered Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Gold, Yellow

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Yellow Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Shrub Border, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Roadside, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Striking, medium-sized agave that provides great visual intrest. Will grow to be 1.5 -3' tall X 2.5 -6' wide. This Arizona-native can withstand full sun and reflected heat with relatively little maintenance. Needs protection from the agave snout weevil Native on foothils and mountain slopes 3-6000'. Rarely forms offsets. Similar to palmeri but palmeri has red tinged flowers, leaves more glaucous and larger teeth.
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