Blue Agave Landscaping Plants

sun tolerant blue agave landscaping plants

When you garden in warm climates with hot, sunny days, mild winters and poor soil conditions, plant selection may seem limited. Jazz up the standard fare of cactus and hardy grasses with the drama of blue agave landscaping plants. The blue agave landscaping plants, also known as century plants, American aloe or maguey, is a succulent perennial native to Mexico. It is referred to as century plant because it only blooms once every 100 years. Weber’s blue agave (agave tequilana azul) is grown and harvested in Mexico to produce tequila. This type of blue agave blooms only once during its lifetime, generally when the plant is about 30 years old, then dies shortly thereafter. After all, you can use these landscaping plants to spruce up your garden. Let agave bask in the sunlight, keep their base and roots from soggy soil and give them positions of honor in your garden.

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