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 shawii, with the common names coastal agave or Shaw's agave, is a very rare and critically endangered species in the genus Agave native to southwestern California and Baja California. The plant is native to California coastal sage and chaparral habitats, along the Pacific Coast of northern Baja California state of Mexico and southwesternmost San Diego County of California.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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