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Products > Agave titanota 'Black and Blue'
Agave titanota 'Black and Blue' - Black and Blue Agave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. 'Black and Blue']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave titanota 'Black and Blue' (Black and Blue Agave) A tight smaller agave with rosettes to about 1 foot wide with thick pale bluish gray colored leaves that have very dark, nearly black teeth along the margins. Older plants pup to form a nice tight cluster. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate only occasionally. Should be hardy to at least 25 F. This plant is a selection made by Kelly Griffin from seed collected near a location called Tepitizonga in Oaxaca. It was introduced by Rancho Soledad Nursery and is being produced by tissue culture by Rancho Tissue Technologies. We list it as a cultivar of Agave titanota, a larger plant that is typically more of a pale gray color and it is yet unclear whether 'Black and Blue' is a cultivar or hybrid of this species, which itself has become even more confusing with several of the plants thought to be forms of Agave titanota recently being described as new species. For more information on these see our listings of Agave titanota and Agave oteroi. A great accent plant to contrast with darker colored plants. A very interesting plant and quite different from Agave 'Felipe Otero' (FO-076), that is thought possibly to be a form of Agave titanota. We thank Tony and Holly Krock of Krock Nursery in Goleta, California for getting us started on this very nice agave.  The information about Agave titanota 'Black and Blue' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.