Agave 'Blue Glow'



In a previous post I raved about the beauty of Agave 'Joe Hoak'. Perhaps even more beautiful is Agave 'Blue Glow', a hybrid of A. ocahui x A. attenuata. The leaves are edged with a thin strip of rich burgundy and a thread of gold. When back lit, the edges glow as if on fire. Superb!

I don't need to write much about this one; the pictures say it all. This is a solitary agave. There will be no pups. Will it possibly set seed? Will the seeds reproduce that same glory? Or when it blooms and dies, will it be gone? No matter--no matter at all: perfection is immortal.







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  1. That's beautiful! Thanks for posting it for Succulent Sunday.

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  2. Where can I buy a bLue Agave and how much do they usually cost?

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    1. Hi Gary,

      Depends on where you are located--here in Southern California most garden centers will have or be able to get 'Blue Glow'. If you are elsewhere, best to google around on the internet and see who is selling 'Blue Glow'--ebay may be the most inexpensive source, about $10-$20.

      Now if you are in a colder growing zone, you may be better off with the most cold-hardy Agaves in the blue color range--Agave havardiana or Agave parrasana. (These are also very beautiful Agaves, though a little less blue than 'Blue Glow'.) The trick to getting them through a winter outdoors if you can't bring them inside, is keeping them dry (under the eaves of a house, for example). Parrasana hardy to 15F, but havardiana reportedly hardy to about -20F!

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