Queen Victoria agave

Agave victoriae-reginae

Description

Queen victory agave is one of the most attractive agaves with its round shape and very tight and whorl-like foliage arrangement. It is a small clumping or solitary species, growing into a 1-2 ft. diameter rosette. Foliage is comprised of deep green sharply pointed leaves that have striking white accent lines on surfaces and margins. Mature plants produce showy yellow flowers on tall spikes 8-12 ft. tall during mid summer. This species dies after it flowers.

Queen Victoria agave is native to parts of central Mexico where it is now in danger of extinction. In contrast, it is widely cultivated to meet the demand for ornamental plantings in residential and commercial landscapes. It does best in sunny exposures on well-drained soils and with low amounts of summer water. A good plant for containers, small spaces and rock gardens that tolerates temperatures to 10°F.

Plant Type: Agave
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Symmetrical, Solitary, Rigid, Compact, Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Dull green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Summer, Insignificant
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Raised planters, Hummingbird plant, Grouped, Container plant, Borders
Height: 1 ft. – 2 ft.
Width: 1 ft. – 2 ft.