Often referred to as tequila cactus, blue agave (Agave tequilana) is more closely related to lilies than to cacti. this sun-worshiping native Mexican loves the heat and abhors frost. It is insulted by temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit and hardy down to 25. Large, bold and handsome, the impressive blue agave may reach a height of 6 to 8 feet and grow just as wide. The mature blue agave shoots an edible flower stalk over 15 feet tall, which signals the approach of life’s end. Before the plant dies, it produces plenty of pups around and near the base via rhizomes.
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Expected Mature Height: 4-5ft
Salt Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Growth Rate: Medium