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AGAVE geminiflora

Commonly known as Century plant, Twin flowered agave

Stiff, narrow, flexible leaves, dark green in colour. Flowers formed in pairs
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - dense, basal rosette of very narrow, smooth, pliable leaves to 60cm (24in) long with fine filaments along the edges
  • Red - reddish
  • Yellow - yellow-green
  • 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 - Mexico
  • 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)
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil

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