Agave Vilmoriniana. Octopus Agave.
The Agave Vilmoriniana is a beautiful and unusual evergreen perennial succulent. Slow growing, it is characterized by long slender grey-green leaves that arch and twist resembling the tentacles of an octopus, hence it's common name of the Octopus Agave. Typically a solitary rosette, the leaf margins have no teeth as such but only minute serrations along the leaf margins with a relatively soft terminal point. Golden-yellow flowers are found on a 10-20ft flower spike on mature plants. A great Agave for coastal gardens, exotic gardens and city gardens alike, it's unique silhouette making it a wonderful architectural addition.
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AGAVE VILMORINIANA. Octopus Agave
Latin Name: Agave Vilmoriniana
Common Name: Octopus Agave, Midas Agave.
Native to: Mexico.
Hardiness: -4 but some winter protection may be necessary.
Growth: Evergreen perennial succulent. Slow growing up to 3-4ft tall. Single rosette of graceful narrow grey-green arching, twisting leaves. No spines just minute serations along leaf margins and relatively soft terminal spine.
Sun: Sun/partial shade.
Soil: Sharply drained, plenty of gravel.
Moisture: Dry in winter
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