Century Plant or New Mexico Agave”
USDA Zone 5a (-20°F)
One of the most cold tolerant
of all the agaves. This low growing, small (18” high by 26” wide)
agave forms a very tight, compact rosette of light gray – blue/green leaves.
Slow to mature, it will pup prolifically without growing to a size
that overwhelms the area it is planted in. Easily transplanted, needs
light shade in low desert planting and occasional summer watering.