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Utah Century Plant (Agave)

Agave utahensis
SKU: HC017895
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
One of the most cold-tolerant Agaves, Agave utahensis (Utah Century Plant) forms an attractive 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.
key features
Botanical Name
Agave utahensis
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time


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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