Agave attenuata...soft, lush growth and no spines, but it is frost tender.

Agave attenuata – Foxtail Agave

STEPH likes Agave attenuata.soft, lush growth and no spines, but it is frost tender.

Dappled shade garden in San Diego County featuring Dracaena draco, Parksonia aculeata (Mexican Palo Verde tree), Agave americana, Aeonium and Aloe

Dappled shade garden in San Diego County featuring Dracaena draco, Parksonia aculeata (Mexican Palo Verde tree), Agave americana, Aeonium and Aloe - Fresh Yard Ideas

Agave americana medio-picta by plantmanbuckner, via Flickr.

Agave americana medio-picta 'Alba' The magnificent 'Tuxedo Agave'. Smaller and slower growing than Agave americana. photo by Michael Buckner, The Plant Man, San Diego

Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor':

Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' World of Succulents. Regular Agave lophantha is one of the most cold hardy agaves, down to maybe 10 deg F. This variegated variety may not be quite as hardy.

Agave attenuata is one of several species of Agave that are native to Mexico. The plant is commonly known as a Fox Tail Agave.

Growing Agave Attenuata

Pink Echeveria ‘Afterglow’, Dymondia margaretae, Golden bamboo, ‘Sundowner’ phormium, Agave attenuata ‘Nova’

20 Garden Border Designs

Pink Echeveria Afterglow dots the carpet of gray-blue Dymondia margaretae, repeating the hues of the larger sculptural accent plants: bronze-tinged Sundowner phormium is striking beside an icy blue Agave attenuata Nova.

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