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Plant Guide

Agave ‘Victoriae Reginae’

Common Name
Queen Victoria’s Agave
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Succulent
Size
1’ high, 1 ½ ‘ wide
Flower Color
Creamy White
Bloom Time
  • Summer
Leaves
Green
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Wildlife Value
  • Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Slow
Hardiness
Semi-hardy
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Specimen
  • Unusual Shape
Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade
Soil Type
Not Particular
Drainage
Well Drained
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

Very architectural in form.  The very thick fleshy leaves that form the rosette are faceted and look very sculptural.  The plant is quite compact and grows very slowly.  It may take up to 40 years for this agave to bloom which is probably a good thing because it is monocarpic and dies after blooming.

Master Gardener Comments

This plant is definitely a specimen plant.  It would be cost prohibitive to buy in mass and they don’t reproduce by offsets very readily.  It makes a great container plant.  It has very sharp spines on the ends of the leaves so it should be kept out of foot traffic.

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