Agave montana 'Baccarat'

Agave

Plant Type:

BROADLEAF EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Agave montana 'Baccarat' – only 1 available. Thick-textured silvery gray with a powdery finish leaves end in a sharp thorny point. Leaf edges are rasped, armed for self-protection. The saw tooth are patterned in their even spacing adding architectural detail on a genus noted for its stunning four-season interest. The embroidered diagonal imprint of the leaf edges on the new blades from those erect leaves still encircled in the vertical cone is an elegant decoration - like a refined brocade. We wish we could successfully grow this genus outdoors in northeastern Connecticut where they would make incredible four season accents, specimens and groupings - perfect in our stone garden. This is one of a handful of genera that give us zone envy. Why people wish to grow lawns in parts of the country where xeric plants including cacti and agaves are appropriate... well, go figure?! The grass is NOT always greener... With changing hydrology and more greatly stressed aquifers and water systems in traditionally arid places may lawns become an anathema. Though we have listed this fine Agave as A. montana the most recent research informs us that this is likely a natural "intergrade" between A. montana and A. gentryi; therefore, it might be more properly known as simply Agave 'Baccarat' with no allusion to species. This is a Yucca Do Nursery selection. Established pot grown off sets.


Height:

36-48 in

Spread:

36-48 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Agave montana 'Baccarat'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Accent
  • Natural Garden
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Scrabbled
  • Average
  • Sandy
  • Draining
  • Calcareous

Origins

  • Mexico

Propagated By

  • Offset