AGAVE geminiflora

Commonly known as Century plant, Twin flowered agave

Stiff, narrow, flexible leaves, dark green in colour. Flowers formed in pairs
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AGAVE geminiflora

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£20.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre


  • Evergreen
    Dense, basal rosette of very narrow, smooth, pliable leaves to 60cm (24in) long with fine filaments along the edges
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Succulent
    Monocarpic (dies after flowering although can grow for many years before flowering). Can produce offsets
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
  • Pests & Diseases
    scale insects on young growth
  • Place of origin
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes - narrow spike reaching 3m (10ft) of up to 1,500 paired flowers
  • Trumpet
    funnel-shaped to 5cm (2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil

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