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Agave americana 'Marginata'

Pronunciation: Uh-gaw-vee uh-mair-rick-kay-nuh
Family: Agavaceae
Common Name: Marginata Century Plant
Cultivar: Marginata
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 6'
Width to: 10'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Marginata Century Plant (Agave americana 'Marginata') bear clusters of yellowish green flowers, 3 1/2 to 4 inches long, in spreading panicles, to 25 feet long
Soil Type: Slightly acidic, moderately fertile, sharply drained
Plant Perks:
  • Rock Garden
  • Container Gardening
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
Pests and Diseases: Prone to scale insects and mealybugs. Leaf blight, root rot and bacterial soft spot.
Propagation: Sow Marginata Century Plant (Agave americana 'Marginata') seed at 70f/21c in early spring. Remove offsets in spring or autumn. Insert unrooted offsets in a mix of equal parts peat and sharp sand until rooted.
Native to: Mexico
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

Marginata Century Plant (Agave americana 'Marginata') is a monocarpic succulent producing basal rosettes of spreading, lance shaped, spine tipped and spiney margined, pale yellow-margined leaves that often become white with age. These leaves often become up to 6 feet long.

Source: the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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