Agave 'Desert Diamond'

Agave

Plant Type:

BROADLEAF EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Agave 'Desert Diamond' – only a few available. 'Desert Diamond' is one little beauty. A broad white margin encompasses the green center of each upwardly curved blade. Short spines which occur evenly set along the edges of each fleshy leaf are in a contrasting rich red-brown shade. Forming a gorgeous rounded rosette, indeed a jewel, it will add architectural splendor as a component of any collection be it in container or open garden. Full sun in well-drained fertile soil amended with coarse grit for added drainage. Where it can be grown outdoors this would be fetching among boulders. Agave is one of the plants that causally gives us the pangs and longings of zone envy. But we keep them happy and glorious in a cool greenhouse and set outdoors during the growing season... not quite as fetching as in a planned and contoured landscape but we do what we must! But a containerized grouping of interesting different-sized plants in attractive collected different-sized containers can be an annual art project, instant garden that depending upon the aesthetic whims of the creator can change from year to year. Keep drier in winter. Established pot grown from offsets.


In regards to autumn planting: Generally we caution that plants near and at the northern end of their climate range are best considered for spring planting so they have a chance to settle in and grab hold to their new environs. If you purchase a tricky plant now and it perishes in the winter please understand that we will not take responsibility. If you are uncertain be prudent, wait until spring.


 


Height:

14-16 in

Spread:

14-16 in

Zone:

(8)9 to 10
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Characteristics and Attributes for Agave 'Desert Diamond'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Grouping
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Edging
  • Accent
  • Bank
  • Evergreen
  • Conservatory

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Average
  • Scrabbled
  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Sandy

Origins

  • Garden Origin