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New Mexico Century Plant (Agave)

Agave neomexicana
SKU: HC017519
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
New Mexico Century plant is a very cold hardy species with thick succulent silver gray leaves. The attractive foliage is edged with dark burgundy spines. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Agave neomexicana
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
15-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer


18-24" tall x 24-30" wide (seed propagated). Native to southeastern New Mexico, this is one of our most cold hardy Agave species. The main rosette of foliage is large, heavily armed with dark burgundy spines and often spouts smaller "suckers" around its base. When the plant matures sufficiently to bloom (after many years of slow growth), it sends up a huge 12-15' tall flowering spike that will attract hummingbirds from miles around.

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