Agave is a genus of monocots. The plants are perennial, but each rosette flowers once and then dies . Some species are known by the name century plant. Traditionally, it was circumscribed to be composed of about 166 species, but it is now usually understood to have about 208 species. Agave ghiesbreghtii is an evergreen plant belonging to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae. The plant grows in clustering rosettes, up to 75 cm in diameter and 50 cm tall with wide leaves which are guttered on top. In spring the plant produces dense greenish brown to purple flowers on the top half of the unbranched spike which measures between 2.5m - 5m tall. The species is endemic in Guatemala and the State of Mexico in Mexico.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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