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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Agave angustifolia v. marginata

Native to tropical Costa Rica and Mexico, this light green and cream variegated agave is cold-hardy to 20 F. The stiff leaves are about 1 inches wide, with creamy yellow stripes along the margins. This species forms clumps to 3-4 feet tall and wide with a very open habit. It tolerates full sun, reflected heat, and part shade exposures. However, in low deserts it looks best when grown in filtered shade. It can also handle more water than most agave species


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