Plant perfection

bahia(SF Bay Area)April 21, 2012

Ordinarily I am not a huge fan of hybridized plants over natural species, but must admit there are some hybridizers that hit homeruns with their work; be it intentionally hybridized or a happy accident of pollination. This Agave 'Blue Glow' is a great example, and apparently there are now dozens in bloom down at the Los Angeles Country Arboretum if you care to see one in person. This is just a young plant in a container on my back deck, looking beautiful without a whole lot of care...

Here is a link that might be useful: Agave 'Blue Glow'

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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

Yes, indeed. I'm afraid that I'm just now getting sucked into the whole agave thing and it scares me, 'cause you know you can't have just one......

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 3:58PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Blue Glow is not just a home run, it's a Grand Slam.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 5:56PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

That red line on the edge of the leaves is so pretty. It has such a nice shape, too. My plain blue ones are all wiggly.
Renee

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 10:14PM
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homey_bird

Wow! That's cool. I've always wanted to grow this Agave but never found it in typical nursery. Saw it for the first time on Sunset magazine site and have been in love ever since! Nice to see the picture.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 11:43AM
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Propaganda Garden Design

My friend has a variegated one. They definitely are very cool plants.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 1:38PM
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