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Kaibab Plateau Century Plant (Agave)

Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis
SKU: HC015367
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
18-24" x 22-28" wide. The largest and most cold hardy of the Utah century plants growing to nearly two feet in height and width with stout, fiercely spined olive-green rosettes. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time


18-24" x 22-28" wide. Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis is an uncommon form of the Utah Century plant and is the largest growing subspecies of this group. It is found on the high Kaibab Plateau around the Grand Canyon in northern and western Arizona. The long, stout, narrow leaves are olive green in color and the plant eventually blooms with very tall flower spikes up to 15 or more ft. tall. These slow growing plants are quite cold hardy where winters are dry. In bloom, the flowering stalks can reach to nearly 20 ft. in height!

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