The flowers are reddish-purple, and are densely
packed on an unbranched spike that can reach 15 feet. According
to Gentry’s book, Agaves of Continental North America ,
there are at least 7 horticultural forms of Agave
victoriae-reginae. These forms are quite variable, with some
forming single heads, and others that offset profusely. One of
the prominent forms in horticulture, called ferdinandi-regis,
has longer, dark green leaves and a more open rosette.
Somewhat subject to weevil attacks. June-July pale green flowers on 4' spike.
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