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Agave Family
Agave bracteosa --->
A very cold-hardy succulent from NE Mexico.  This Century Plant is thornless and bears flexible leaves!  It forms clusters to 4 feet across in a few years.
Agave americana - Common Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave americana 'Fine Art' - 'Fine Art' Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave americana ssp. protoamericana - Hardy Succulent

Agave americana var. picta - variegated forms of Common Century Plant - Hardy Succulent,    gold-variegated forms tend to be hardiest.

Agave bracteosa - Hardy Succulent - Forms clustering rosettes of soft, flexible leaves with no spines.

Agave celsii - Also known as:  Agave mitis - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent - Buy only those grown from seed collected at high elevations.  Others will not be cold-hardy. 

Agave celsii var. albicans - Tender Succulent - Looks best if grown in containers and protected from hard freezes.

Agave chrysantha - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave difformis - Hardy Succulent

Agave filifera ssp. schidigera - Also known as:  Agave schidigera - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave flexispina - Hardy Succulent

Agave funkiana - Blue Lechuguilla - Hardy Succulent

Agave gentryi - Also known as:  Agave macroculmis - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave gracilipes - Hardy Succulent - Thought to be a natural hybrid of Agave lechuguilla  and A. neomexicana

Agave gypsophila - Tender Succulent - An excellent specimen for containers; protect from temepratures below freezing.

Agave havardiana - Havard's Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave lechuguilla - Lechuguilla - Hardy Succulent

Agave lophantha - Hardy Succulent

Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' - Hardy Succulent

Agave lophantha 'Splendida' - Hardy Succulent

Agave montana - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave montana 'Baccarat' - Hardy Succulent

Agave murpheyi - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave murpheyi 'Engard'.- Hardy Succulent 

Agave neomexicana - Also known as:  Agave parryi subspecies neomexicana - New Mexico Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave obscura - Also considered by some to be a form of:  Agave polyacantha or Agave xalapensis - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave ocahui  - Hardy Succulent

Agave ovatifolia - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent - The recently-given name to a plant from the Sierra de Lampazos, Nuevo León, NE Mexico.  This gigantic species is spectacular and has been grown in Texas for many years.

Agave palmeri - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave parrasana - Hardy Succulent (if kept very dry) 

Agave parryi - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis - Hardy Succulent

Agave parryi ssp. truncata - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent - One of the most horticulturally attractive forms of this species.

Agave X phillipsiana - Thought to be a:  Agave palmeri X Agave americana var.expansa - Grand Canyon Hybrid Century Plant - Hardy Succulent - Hard to obtain since the "Endangered Feces " people have appropriated it.

Agave X 'Royal Spine' - A hybrid of Agave macroacantha and A. victoriae-reginae - Hardy Succulent

Agave salmiana - Pulque Agave - Hardy Succulent

Agave salmiana var. ferox - Ornamental Pulque Agave - Hardy Succulent

Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Bump in the Night' - Ornamental Pulque Agave - Hardy Succulent - A monstrose selection from Flatonia,
     Texas.  May be the same as  Agave salmiana 'Bellville'

Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Crazy Horse' - Ornamental Pulque Agave - Hardy Succulent - May be the same as  Agave salmiana 'Esther'

Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Green Goblet' - Ornamental Pulque Agave - Hardy Succulent

Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Logan Calhoun' - Ornamental Pulque Agave - Hardy Succulent

Agave scabra - The correct name is proposed to be:  Agave asperrima - Rough-Leafed Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave scabra ssp. potosiensis - Hardy Succulent

Agave X 'Sharkskin Shoes' - A hybrid of Agave scabra and A. victoriae-reginae - Hardy Succulent

Agave shrevei ssp. magna - Hardy Succulent

Agave sisalana fa. armata - Spiny Sisal - Hardy Succulent - I have grown a clone of this form in several sites in northern San Antonio
     for over 15 years with no winter protection.  It flowers and produces bulbils.

Agave sisalana fa. medio-picta - Variegated Sisal - Tender Succulent - An excellent specimen for containers; protect from temepratures
     below freezing.

Agave striata ssp. striata - Hardy Succulent

Agave striata ssp. striata 'Espadina' - Hardy Succulent - An especially large form from near Monclova, Coahuila, NE Mexico.

Agave striata ssp. stricta - Also known as:  Agave stricta - Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

Agave tenuifolia - Hardy Succulent

Agave victoriae-reginae (includes forms called Agave fernandi-regis) - Queen Victoria's Agave - Hardy Succulent

Agave victoriae-reginae X Agave scabra - Hybrid Agave - Hardy Succulent

Agave vilmoriniana - Octopus Agave - Tender Succulent - An excellent specimen for containers; protect from temepratures
     below freezing.

Agave vilmoriniana 'Stained Glass' - Variegated Octopus Agave - Tender Succulent - An excellent specimen for containers; protect 
     from temepratures below freezing.


Agave weberi - Weber's Century Plant - Hardy Succulent

A very elegant and sculptural agave, with no thorns along the smooth leaf margins.  Each leaf bears a single terminal thorn that can be cut off with pruners to make the plants safer around walkways or children.  With good care, it can grow to over 4' to 6' high and wide and does best in full sun to half-day sun, in a location with good drainage.  In fact, this species often looks better in sites with late afternoon shade.  Requires no supplemental irrigation once established, except during prolonged summer droughts.


Agave weberi 'Arizona Star' - Hardy Succulent

Agave xylonacantha - Hardy Succulent - Even if the above-ground parts are killed by temperatures below 15º F., the rhizomes will 
     resprout from well-established established clumps.

Beschorneria septentrionalis - Perennial

Beschorneria (species and hybrids) - Perennial

Dasylirion acrotriche - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion berlandieri - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion berlandieri 'Blue Twister' - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion berlandieri var. palaciosii - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion gentryi - Sotol - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion leiophyllum - Sotol - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion miquihuanensis - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion quadrangulatum - Previously known as, Dasylirion longissimum - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion texanum - Sotol - Hardy Succulent

Dasylirion wheeleri - Hardy Succulent

Hesperaloe campanulata - Giant Pink Yucca - Hardy Succulent

Hesperaloe campanulata X Hesperaloe funifera - Hybrid Pink Yucca - Hardy Succulent - A hesperaloe on hormones!  Massive rosettes with leaves to 7' long, branched flower spikes to 12' tall and flowers pink on the outside and creamy white inside.  Found in the mountain range north of Monterrey, Mexico at Mamulique Pass.

Hesperaloe campanulata X parviflora - Hybrid Coral Yucca - Hardy Succulent

Hesperaloe funifera - Hardy Succulent

Hesperaloe parviflora - Red Yucca - Hardy Succulent

Hesperaloe parviflora (yellow) - Yellow-flowered Red Yucca - Hardy Succulent

Manfreda longiflora - Perennial

Manfreda maculosa - Perennial

Manfreda undulata - Perennial

Manfreda variegata - Perennial

X Mangave 'Bloodspot'  - Tender Perennial - A hybrid of Agave macroacantha and a Mexican species of Manfreda.

X Mangave 'Macho Mocha'  - Perennial - A natural hybrid of Manfreda variegata and Agave celsii.  The most widely grown X Mangave.

X Mangave 'Macho Verde'  - Perennial - A large and beautiful, spotted-leaved X Mangave from seed collected near Río Verde, in the 
     Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.

X Mangave 'Más Macho'  - Perennial - A natural hybrid of Manfreda variegata and Agave celsii.  Originally sold as,.'Sister of Macho 
     Mocha', an invalid cultivar name, and also sold under the misnomer, Manfreda variegata 'Suavo-Bravo'. Derived from the same seed
     source as, X Mangave 'Macho Mocha', but forms a larger plant in the landscape without the prominent reddish cast of its 
     better-known sibling.

X Mangave 'Mocha Latte'  - Perennial - A variegated selection of X Mangave 'Macho Mocha'. 

Nolina lindheimeriana - Bear Grass - Shrub

Nolina nelsonii - Nelson's Nolina - Shrub

Nolina texana - Bear Grass - Shrub

Phormium tenax - New Zealand Flax - Tender Perennial

Yucca arkansana  - Shrub

Yucca carnerosana - Western Spanish Dagger - Shrub

Yucca constrica - Shrub

Yucca necopina  - Shrub

Yucca pallida - Shrub

Yucca rupicola - Twist-Leaf Yucca - Shrub

Yucca rupicola X pallida - Hybrid Twist-Leaf Yucca - Shrub

Yucca treculeana - Spanish Dagger - Shrub

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