Agave havardiana Trel.
Havard's Century Plant, Havard Agave
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: agha
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
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
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
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
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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 BankLBJWC-MLE-30 Collected 2009-07-02 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.2 - Preservation Blooms in Recreated Prairies, New Wildflower Center Prairie Welcome...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Agave havardiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agave havardiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agave havardiana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff