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Desert Rose Agave

Desert Rose Agave

Regular price $42.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Agave deserti, commonly referred to as Desert Rose Agave, is characterized by its rosette of narrow, upright leaves. These leaves are a grayish-green color and have sharp tips and edges lined with small teeth, giving the plant a formidable appearance. This agave's compact size and sculptural form make it an attractive choice for various garden styles.

Native to desert regions in Southern California, Arizona, and Baja California, this agave is extremely drought-tolerant. It is well-suited for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert-themed landscapes. Its smaller size also makes it a good option for container gardening, especially in areas where it might need protection from extreme cold.

Desert Rose Agave requires minimal maintenance. It thrives in well-drained soil and needs very little water once established, making it an ideal plant for low-water gardens. Full sun exposure is important for this species to maintain its shape and color.

The flowering of Agave deserti is a significant event. The plant produces a tall, striking flower spike, sometimes reaching up to 10 feet (3 meters) in height, adorned with bright yellow flowers. This bloom attracts various pollinators and marks the end of the plant's life cycle. However, before dying, it often produces offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, the Desert Rose Agave is a great choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of the desert to their landscape. Its adaptability to harsh, dry conditions, along with its striking form and low maintenance requirements, make it a valued addition to drought-tolerant garden designs.

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