Agave 'Sharkskin'

Agave 'Sharkskin'

Photo/Illustration: 
Allan Mandell
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(Agave 'Sharkskin')
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Genus:  Agave
Thick, succulent grayish green leaves tipped with spines make this 3-foot-tall and wide agave a striking addition to a xeric bed or desert garden. Although its color is muted, its architectural form can't be overlooked.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Drought and deer tolerant.
Care:  Provide full sun and average to dry, well-drained soil.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Desert Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Cacti and Succulents

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