Agave victoria-reginae

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One of the most recognizable and uniquely beautiful agaves, victoria-reginae is an ornamental that even non agave lovers fall for. A native to the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico, Agave victoria-reginae is found scattered about in several localities growing in limestone between 4000-5000' in Coahuila, Durango, and Nuevo Leon. The beautifully painted leaves were so striking that this agave was named by English botanist Thomas Moore in honor of Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837-1901. 

 

Agave victoria-reginae will grow in full sun and can handle temperatures into the single digits. A slow grower, after many years the plant gains enough energy to push a single stemmed spicate inflorescence filled with yellow, reddish, or purple blooms. Agave victoria-reginae grow 1'-2' across and stays typically under 1'. Grow in mass plantings or in an ornamental container to show off this plants hypnotic dazzle. 

Plants in picture are in a 5″ pot & will be shipped bare root.