Agave americana subsp. protoamericana 'Lemon Lime'

Agave

Plant Type:

BROADLEAF EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Agave americana subsp. protoamericana 'Lemon Lime' (ex: Ellen Hornig) – Broad knives of leaves with spiny corrugated edges are dusty blue with a showy lemony lime central strap running from tip to stern dividing the blue edges into broad margins. Leaves are a bit longer than on some other Agave americana selections; regardless, 'Lemon Lime' is a beauty in garden or container. If grown outdoors down south be certain it is in a very well-drained mix with some good, fertile soil added. But the drainage is extremely important. Established pot grown offsets.


Height:

48 in

Spread:

36 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Agave americana subsp. protoamericana 'Lemon Lime'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Conservatory
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Potted Plant
  • Rock Garden
  • Specimen
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Scrabbled
  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Sandy
  • Calcareous

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Offset