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Agave deserti, Desert Agave


Desert Agave, Mescal, Century Plant

An evergreen perennial that can reach a height of twenty feet tall by three feet wide.  Yellow rosettes bloom in the spring.  The flower blooms when the plant is mature, about forty years.  

- Full sun, part shade

- Well drained moist to dry soil

- Slightly acidic, sandy, or gravely

- Attracts butterflies

- Deer resistant

- Hardy to 25 degrees

- Native to California