Blue fox tail agave

Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’

Description

The Blue fox tail agave is a section of A. attenuata, and gets its name from its distinctive blue-gray foliage color. It develops a strong rosette shape comprised of thick, bold leaves to form plants 3-5 ft. in size. This selection of agave will grow for many years before flowering and can develop 1-2 ft. tall trunks. Mature plants will develop long arching flower stalks covered with thousands of small yellow and cream colored flowers. This provides a striking floral display for 1-2 months.

Blue fox tail agave is a handsome foliage and flowering accent plant in southwestern and Mediterranean style gardens. It grows best in sunny locations and with low to very low amounts of supplemental water throughout summer. It is used in containers, raised planters and in group plantings on slopes and banks.

Plant Type: Agave
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Rigid, Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Blue gray
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Insignificant
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Drought, All day sun
Function: Specimen, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Hummingbird plant, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks
Height: 3 ft. – 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft. – 5 ft.