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Agave havardiana (Havard's century plant)
Lytle, Melody

Agave havardiana

Agave havardiana Trel.

Havard's century plant, Havard agave

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: agha

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: 3 x 3, to 15 when blooming
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: TX

Growing Conditions

Water 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.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-30 Collected 2009-07-02 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.2 - Preservation Blooms in Recreated Prairies, New Wildflower Center Prairie Welcome...

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Agave havardiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agave havardiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agave havardiana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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