When one Agave isn't enough...
I made a trip down to look at wholesale sources of succulents and agaves in the Watsonville area, and was introduced to a great wholesale supplier who was growing some really great plants at good sizes and very competitive prices to getting them in southern California. I just though I might include one photo of a new favorite Agave of mine, A desmettiana 'Joe Hoak', which has beautiful form and nice variegation, and also pups quite readily. I think I may end up using dozens of this Agave for massed effects in front of a stark white mid century modern home on an acre of grounds in Piedmont.
I first started growing just one of these that I had purchased about 8 years ago in Santa Barbara, not being sure how hardy it would be here in the SF Bay Area. I've discovered it is as reliable as Agave attenuata and much more winter cold/wet resistant than Agave guiengola, which simply melts in my garden by March, even without any direct frost.
Here is a link that might be useful: Agave desmettiana 'Joe Hoak'