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Variegated Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'
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Succulent with arching, geometric, sword-like foliage. Elegant, bright green leaves that have a crisp, cream-yellow margin and curving tips. Use in waterwise gardens or in containers. Looks stunning planted in groups!

Plant with Blue Fescue


  • Landscape Size: 2'-3' tall, 2-3' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs:  Very Low
  • Sunset Zone: 6-9, 13-24
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Waterwise, Deer Resistant, Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

    Green Thumb Guide

    Does best in well drained soils. Water sparingly and remove spent foliage as needed. Blooms once at maturity (10-15 years) with yellow flowers. 



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