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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Agave attenuata-Foxtail Agave 

Makes a bold statement in the garden because of its tropical form. Even light frost can damage succulent leaves. Great for containers. In the low desert partial sun will be best. If it becomes top heavy, simply cut and stick in ground to root.  Not a fast grower. Light green foliage. This will also die after flowering but pups around the mother will survive. Distinctive with its large rosette of leaves perched on a long curving trunk. Soil tolerant. No teeth. From Mexico Central Jalisco.

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