During my requisite walk through the plant department on a recent trip to Home Depot I did a double-take. What’s that? A table of agaves!?...At a Portland Home Depot?
My heart sank, but then I picked one up anyway. A girl can never have too many nice looking Yucca’s, right?
Agaves vs. Winter” I’ve been on the hunt, who knew they were hanging out right here at my neighborhood nursery? $19.99 though…they aren’t giving them away.
Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue'….
Cistus introduction and new. This mega-century plant, first discovered by Lynn Lowrey in northeastern Mexico some 30 years ago and just named recently by agaveist Greg Starr, might be the largest of the cold hardy agaves, reaching eventually to 6-8' with beautifully formed, blue leaves. Our selection, made from a more recent batch, has a distinct, pale aquamarine hue with the classic shape of cupped, upright, and slightly outward bending leaves. The species has taken the cold and wet of Dallas TX, for instance, so upper USDA zone 7 for cold hardiness; possibly colder in gritty or dry soil. Fabo container plant.”
Have you done any double-takes recently?