- Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Little to Moderate Water
Attractive, compact, cold-hardy species native to Arizona and northern Mexico. Thick, blue-green or gray-green leaves are tipped with sharp black spines. Grows to about 6” wide and 1’ tall; spreads by offsets to form colonies. Sometimes called “artichoke agave” because the rosettes on some forms resemble giant artichokes. When about 20 years old, plants push up a stout stalk with clusters of yellow flowers.