Agave titanota

Rancho Tambor Agave

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Description

The long, arching stout flowering stalk arches over from the weight of the flowers, highlighted by the prominent, bright yellow stamens. This century plant relative produces a single rosette of spine tipped leaves and rarely produces pups (offsets).

Found on a ranch in northern Oaxaca, Mexico, it is relatively rare in commerce.  Full sun with well drained soils and above freezing temperatures are all factors contributing to successful growth of this species.  Bat pollinated, the flowers have a musky fragrance, particularly towards the evening.

Soil
Dry
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Yellow, Green
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
9 - 11