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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' 

This differs from the species in that it has a narrow band of yellow along the leaf margins.  No two are exactly alike in their variegation.
  Fast growing, it resembles Octopus Agave but smaller to 3' tall and wide. The soft fleshy leaves are light green with generally smooth edges and a stout terminal spine with a creamy stripe on the margin. It is happiest in filtered sun but on the coast full sun is fine and does need a well drained soil. It is great in containers. It does die upon blooming but produces an abundance of pups at the base.


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