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Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria Agave)

Agave victoriae-reginae
Queen Victoria Century Plant, Queen Victoria Agave, Royal Agave, Agave Ferdinandi-Regis, Agave scabra × victoriae-reginae, Agave victoriae-reginae f. longifolia, Agave victoriae-reginae f. longispina, Agave victoriae-reginae var. nickelsiae

This small, compact agave forms a symmetrical rosette. The short, stout leaves are dark green with distinctive white markings. The leaves have smooth edges, but posess a sharp terminal spine. The reddish-purple flowers are densely packed on a 15-foot unbranched spike. This species is very slow growing and long-lived, taking many years to reach flowering size. Plant it in full sun and water sparingly to maintain the tightest form. This species is native to the Chihuahuan Desert, at elevations from 4000 to 5000 feet.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 9" - 12" (in)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 24" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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