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Agave ‘Blue Flame’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Agave ‘Blue Flame’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Zone
Zones 8, 9, 12-24
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate
Toxicity
Sap causes severe skin irritation

Agave weberi

Weber Agave
Agavaceae
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

AGAVE

Sculptural succulents with rosettes of fleshy leaves. Impressive, sometimes colorful, flower stalk emerges from the rosette’s center looking something like a giant asparagus; some kinds produce clusters of flowers on side branches, while others have flowers packed along the stalk. After flowering—which may not occur for years—the foliage clump dies, usually leaving behind suckers that make new plants.

These plants shrivel from serious drought but plump up again with watering or rainfall. Provide good drainage. Species listed here are native to Mexico, except as noted.

Agave weberi (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Agave weberi (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Agave weberi

Big, dramatic plant, to 5 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide, with wide, fleshy, gray-green leaves that are finely toothed. Plants may make a few offsets. A branched stalk produces yellow flowers.

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