Foxtail Plant, Century Plant


Genus: Agave

Species: attenuata

A spineless agave from Mexico forming dramatic rosettes of light green leaves to 1 metre across. Sun or light shade, drought and frost hardy. Useful container plant. Very hardy once established. Mature plants produce a long, drooping flower spike bearing thousands of yellow-green flowers.

Pronunciation: Ah-garv-ay



Garden type

Coastal, Container, Cottage, Mediterranean, Verge


H: 50 to 200cm W: 50 to 100cm

Planting information

Part ShadeSun

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Water rating

Minimum maintenanceMinimum maintenanceMinimum maintenance

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Part ShadeInsect attractingBird attracting

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SunPart ShadeAttracts insectsBird attracting

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SunPart Shade