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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Agave murpheyi-Hokoham Agave

This is a medium-sized agave to about 3' tall and wide.  The blue-green to gray-green leaves show striking bud imprints of the surrounding leaves.  This agave tolerates extreme heat and full sun with minimal supplemental irrigation.

This form was domesticated by Native Americans for the sugary heart at blooming.  It is similar to Agave americana but with smaller scale.  Pups will fill in after parent dies.


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