An upright Agave with long blue-green leaves that can get to be 3-5′ tall and wide. It’s name ‘Blue Flame’ comes from its mature appearance. The leaves are in-curved and have a random flow rather than being stiff and straight like most Agave. Over time it forms a clump that can expand to over 8′. Its flower stalk is 15′ tall. The margins of the leaves are highly serrated and a single terminal spine.
The blue coloration comes from a glaucous waxy cuticle that covers younger leaves. This can be enhanced by not using overhead watering. Wants full sun in our cooler climate and protection from winter rains.
A hybrid between Agave shawii and Agave attenuate. Developed by Dave Verity in the early 1960’s at UCLA’s Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20180
Found in Greenhouse,
In here for protection from winter rains.
We acquired this plant from Hirt's.