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Products > Agave sp. nova "Magnifica"
Agave sp. nova "Magnifica" - Salomon's Agave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: Agave magnifica, Hort.]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave sp. nova "Magnifica" (Salomon's Agave) An as yet undescribed beautiful medium sized agave that grows in the wild in clusters of compact rosettes that have broad pale green leaves that are glaucus whitish blue on the undersides with green bud imprints decorating this surface. Little is yet know about cultivation of this plant but one might guess that full sun in a well drained soil with little irrigation required would be a safe bet, but cold hardiness has yet to be tested. This plant was first collected by a local Mexican seed collector named Salomón Javier Romero on rocky outcrops in a remote valley in Oaxaca and seed first distributed by and we thank Brian Kemble and Kelly Griffin for sharing some of their purchased seed with us. There is speculation that this plant might have affinities to Agave chiapensis and Agave mitis, but as a name place holder it has been called Agave magnifica (because it is of course magnificent!), but we await its official name and description. There are many nice pictures of this agave in the new book Agaves: Species, Cultivars & Hybrids by Jeremy Spath and Jeff Moore. The picture on this page is from Jeremy Spath's website at Hidden Agave

This information about Agave sp. nova "Magnifica" displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.