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

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Blue Green, Yellow Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



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.
15f agavos=G admirable