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Agave havardiana Trel.
Havard's century plant, Havard agave
USDA Symbol: AGHA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf Retention: Evergreen Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Margin: Dentate Leaf Apex: Acute Leaf Texture:
Leathery Size Notes:
3 x 3, to 15 when blooming Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Conditions Comments: Rosette
of broad fleshy gray-green leaves with toothed
margins and stout spine
tip. Upon maturity (20 to 40 years), thick candelabra-like flower stalk with large clusters of yellow flowers arises in summer and plant dies thereafter; good landscape accent requiring low water, full sun to light shade in well draining soil; hardy to 15 degrees.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Drought-tolerant shrub for privacy screen
November 23, 2007
Is there some kind of drought resistant bush or thorny plant we can rim our property with to stop all the foot traffic through our yard? We don't care if it's pretty, just something thick and/or th...
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Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-30
Collected 2009-07-02 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2010-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff