Utah Century Plant (Agave)

One of the most cold-tolerant Agaves, Utah Century Plant (Agave utahensis) forms an attractive rosette of rosette of blue succulent evergreen leaves that fade to olive green at the tips, with small teeth lining the margins. Once mature, this Agave will produce yellow flowers on towering flower spikes 6-12 feet tall. Thanks to its compact size, this is a great choice for rock gardens and outdoor containers.
Zones6 - 10
Advantages
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Attract Hummingbirds
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Attract Birds
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
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Pest / Disease Resistant
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Native
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Evergreen
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Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
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Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Xeric
Mature Height 12-24" tall
Mature Spread12-36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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Item Package SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC017895

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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With an elegant compact form, Utah Century Plant (Agave utahensis) adds year-round texture and interest to low-water gardens. Seed for this crop of Agave utahensis was collected in Washington County, Utah at an elevation of 5,000 ft. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Good for rock gardens, containers, and xeriscapes, Utah Century Plant requires well-drained rocky or sandy soils in full sun or part shade; avoid clay or rich, water-retentive loam soils. Though it is cold tolerant, it is not tolerant of much moisture or wet winters. Avoid planting near walkways or play areas where people or pets may bump into the plant’s spines. Native to the Southwestern deserts, including Utah as well as California, Arizona, and Nevada. Flowers will attract hummingbirds. Other xeric plants that make good companions for the Utah Century plant include cold hardy cacti, small growing Penstemon (Beardtongue), ‘Wee One’ (Dwarf English Lavender), and Teucrium aroanum (Gray Creeping Germander).

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SKUHC017895
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Utah Century Plant
Botanical Name
Agave utahensis
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Mature Spread
12-36" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Native, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
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