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Agave havardiana Trel.
Havard's century plant, Havard agave
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: agha
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
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
Record Last Modified: 2010-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff