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Agave americana standing over six feet tall (outdoors!) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which is not exactly a scorching climate in winter. The wide blue leaves have a way of their own design and get more twisted and artistic by the year.

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Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is for me one of the prettiest variegated succulents in existance. The juxtiposition of the solid, off white bands with the powder blue in a neat rosette looks right to the eye. This is also seen outdoors at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Agave albicans 'Medio-picta'

lc: white centered to 70% of surface.

Agave americana 'Aureo-marginata' = 'Marginata' or 'Marginata Aurea'?

lc: yellow margined
ns: listed with Glasshouse Works Catalog 1990: no page number.

Agave americana 'Aureo-marginata Monstrosa'

lc: wide yellow margins
ns: Louisiana Nur. says "Hummel's Dwarf Cornelius" is the common name. This may connect it
ns: with 'Cornelius Baja'?
li: Louisiana Nursery Catalog 1990-92 : 82

Agave americana subsp. protoamericana 'Big Blue' (5/3)

ht: 3 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide
ha: larger tha some species clones
lc: rich glaucous blue
or: from Yucca Do seed from near Victoria, Mexico
so:
Plant Delights (online catalog 2003)

Agave americana subsp. protoamericana 'Blue Steel' (5/3)

ht: 40 in. tall x 60 in. wide
lc: rich glaucous blue
lw: wider blade than some clones
or: seedling from Yucca Do, collected near Saltillo and Monterey, Mexico
so:
Plant Delights (online catalog 2003)

Agave americana 'Cornelius Baja'

ha: dwarf, compact, "semi-monstrose"
lc: "rich gold-cream banding"
li: Glasshouse Works Catalog 1990: no page number.

Agave americana 'Hardy Smooth Leaf'

ls: one a single spine per blade
ch: more cold hardy
li: Louisiana Nursery Catalog 1990-92: 82.

Agave americana subsp. protoamericana 'Miquihuana Silver' (11/4)

lc: rich silvery-blue
so, in: Yucca Do Nursery (online catalog 2004)

Agave americana 'Variegata'

ht: 1.5m
lc: striped creamy white
aw: RHS AGM 1994

Agave americana 'Luteo-viride Marginata'

ns: a listed name. The name would literally mean "yellow-green margined".

Agave americana 'Marginata' (var. marginata)

lc: margined yellowish-white to golden yellow. 'Striata' is not as uniform and more sparsely striped.
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave americana 'Marginata Alba'

ns: white margined, never yellowish as with the other clones.

Agave americana 'Marginata Aurea'

ns: a listed name, presumably having yellow margins as does ordinary 'Marginata'. Yokoi and
ns: Hirose class it as "greenish yellow margined" while listing 'Marginata' as whitish-yellow
ns: margined.
li: Yokoi, M. and Y. Hirose. 1978. Variegated plants. Seibundo Shinkosha.

Agave americana 'Marginata Lutea'

lc: yellow margined, less creamy than 'Marginata' and less green than 'Marginata Aurea'. Most
lc: distinctly yellow in new growth.
li: Yokoi, M. and Y. Hirose. 1978. Variegated plants. Seibundo Shinkosha.

Agave americana 'Marginata Medio-picta'

lc: yellowish-white centered.
ns: Yokoi and Hirose list it separate from 'Mediopicta' in their inventory.
li: Yokoi, M. and Y. Hirose. 1978. Variegated plants. Seibundo Shinkosha.

Agave americana 'Mediopicta'

ht: 1.5m
lc: creamy yellow to yellow striped in center of blade. The cultivar name means "middle painted".
aw: RHS AGM 1994
ns: some plants under this name are in fact 'Mediopicta Alba' which is more white in coloration.
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'

lc: creamy white to white in central band or striping. True 'Mediopicta' is clearly yellow at times.
aw: RHS AGM 1994
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave americana 'Picta' or var. picta = 'Mediopicta'?

 

Agave americana 'Selecta' invalid name?

ht: 1.0-1.4m
ha: foliage distinctly more upright
lc: more glaucous blue than species typical
so:
Collector's Corner

Agave americana 'Striata'

lc: striped creamy-yellow, sparsely at times, and usually near the margins only.
so:
San Marcos Growers

Agave americana 'Variegata Nana'

ht: rosettes to 50cm wide
ha: dwarf, compact, spreading and open rosettes
lc: yellow margined to 50% of width
lm: more undulate than species typical
so:
Collector's Corner

Agave angustifolia 'Albo-marginata'

lc: banded white. Sounds similar to 'Marginata' which is an accepted name of long standing.

Agave angustifolia 'Marginata'

lc: white margins on a blue-green base color.

Agave attenuata 'Albo-marginata'

lc: margined, striped, and blotches white.
li: Louisiana Nursery Catalog 1990-92: 82

Agave attenuata 'Aureo-marginata'

lc: golden yellow margines on silvery-blue base color.
li: Louisiana Nursery Catalog 1990-92: 82

Agave attentuata 'Huntington Blue' (4/5)

ht: 3-4 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide
lc: rich bluish-gray - bluer than species typical
lw: wider than species typical
id: San Marcos Growers list it separately in 2005 but suspect it may be the same as 'Nova'
or: Huntington Bot. Gardens (?)
so: smgrowers.com (online catalog 2005)

Agave attenuata 'Nova'

ht: 4-5 ft.
lw: wider blade than species typical
lc: more glaucous blue than species typical
infl: erect - not drooping as most species variants.
or: collected in Sierra de Manantlan at 7200 ft.
so:
San Marcos Growers

Agave atrovirens 'Nana'

ns: a listed name for a dwarf variant. Apparently an invalid name in use only after 1959.

Agave 'Blue Flame' (A. shawii x A .attenuata) (4/5)

ht: rosettes each 3 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide, forming larger clumps
ha: leaves sinuous, distinctly flame-shaped, a very elegant and appealing aspect
lc: waxy greenish-blue
lm: finely serrate - not nearly so spinose as other blue cultivars
or: David Verity as hybrid, early 1960's. This is the first known subgeneric cross, involving Subg. Agave and Subg. Littaea
so: smgrowers.com (online catalog 2005)

Agave celsii 'La Zora' (11/4)

ht: 2 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
lc: apple green
ch: USDA 8a
or: collected at 9000 ft. on Sierra Madeo Orientale, Mexico
so, in: Yucca Do Nursery (online catalog 2004)

Agave desmettiana 'Joe Hoak' (4/5)

ht: 2 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
lc: greyish-green striped in white
id: is has an affinity to A. desmettiana but a clear association is not possible without flowers.
so: smgrowers.com (online catalog 2005)

Agave 'Edward Hummel'

lc: green-green with densely set, very showy dark red spines. Almost looks red margined from
lc: some distance.
ns: named for the famous breeding and collector of succulents.

Agave guadalajarana 'Jalisco'

ns: listed name with the RHS PLANT FINDER 1999.

Agave horrida 'Gibleyii'

ha: miniature
lc: dark green
li: Louisiana Nursery Catalog 1990-92: 82

Agave 'Kichiokan' ('Kissyokan'?, 'Kichijokan')

lc: blue-grey, centered more green with distinct red spines
lw: blades short and wide by genus standards
web:
tarrex.com.au

Agave 'Leopoldii' (A. filifera x A. schidigera)

 

Agave megalacantha 'Nana'

ha: compact, dwarf
lc: whitish-grey blades
so:
Glasshouse Work

Agave montana 'La Pena' (11/4)

ht: 3 ft. tall x 5-6 ft. wide
ha: artichoke-like in appearance
lc: greyish-green
lm: large spinose teeth
or: collected at 9000 ft. in N.E. Mexico
so, in: Yucca Do Nursery (online catalog 2004)

Agave 'Ohiraijin'

lc: central band of cream-ochre
li: Glasshouse Works Catalog 1990: no page number.

Agave palmeri 'Glauca'

ns: a listed name for more blue selection.

Agave parasana [crest]

ha: crested, fasciated variant.

Agave parryi 'Minima Variegata'

so: Bob Smoleys

Agave patonii var. marginata 'Tricolor'

so: Bob Smoleys

Agave pototorum 'Minima'

ht: rosettes 10cm wide
ha: dwarf, clustering well.

Agave scabra 'Coahuila'

ht: 36 in. (in leaf) becoming 15' in flower.
lc: powdery blue
ch: 7
ns: may be subsp. maderensis
so:
Plant Delights (2002 Spring Catalog: 12, with photo)

Agave schidigera 'Durango Delight'

ht: 2 ft. tall x 2-4 ft. in foliage becoming 10-12 ft. in flower
ha: symmetrical rosette with leaves much straighter than species typical. Produces about
ha: 100-150 leaves in 10 years.
lc: dark green with white markins and white marginal fibers
ll: 1.0-1.5 ft.
lw: 1 in.
la: very sharply spinose at the apex.
fc: dark purple
infl: dense inflorescence
tm: cultivar name is trademarked by Starr Nursery
so:
Starr Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Agave stricta 'Espadina'

ht: 48 in. x 70 in. wide
lc: light blue-green fading near white with age
lw: 1 in. wide
ll: to 36 in.
ch: 7
or: collected from Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico.
so:
Plant Delights (2002 Spring Catalog: 12, with photo)

Agave stricta 'Nana'

ha: dwarf, compact, clustering, often becoming mounded to globose.
lc: blue-green
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave stricta 'Rubra'

lc: red tints in sun or strong light
so:
Glasshouse Works

Agave univittata 'Compacta'

ht: 20cm
ha: low, spreading and open rosettes
lc: reddish-green with more green central zone or stripe.

Agave vershaffeltii 'Dwarf Variegated'

ha: miniature, compact
lc: lightly variegated down the center of blades.
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave vershaffeltii 'Nana'

ha: dwarf with thicker and heavier leaves.
so:
Glasshouse Works

Agave victoria-regina 'Aureomarginata'

lc: yellow margined
so:
Glasshouse Works

Agave victoria-regina 'Compacta'

ht: 15cm
ha: compact with more numerous small rosettes
lc: very highly margined and striped white compared to species typical
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave victoria-regina 'Himeson-no-yuki'

ha: smaller, highly clustering
lc: more highly marked white, showy
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave victoria-regina 'Marginata'

lc: yellow margined

Agave victoria-regina 'Ornata'

ha: dwarf, clumping
lc; more highly marked with tan and white margins.
so:
Glasshouse Works

Agave victoria-regina 'Variegata'

lc: yellow margined

Agave victoria-regina [Variegated]

lc: yellow variegated in some manner.
so:
Bob Smoleys

Agave vilmoriniana 'Monstrosa'

ha: crested, especially near the meristem, having swirled leaves
lc: blue-green

Agave weberi 'Aureo-marginata'

lc: margined bright creamy yellow
li: Glasshouse Works Catalog 1990: no page number.

Agave weberi 'Green Leaf'

lc: silvery-green
li: Louisiana Nursery Catalog 1990-92: 82 (listed separate from species).

Agave 'Zebra' = A. zebra Gentry