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Agave franzosinii

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Agave franzosinii (Agave beauleriana) is a very large, striking agave with glaucous, light grey-blue leaves which curve at the top gracefully.  Unknown origin, most probably a form or hybrid of Agave americana, being similar but much more blue than any of the agaves and as such very sought after.  Should be hardy to -10 but we recommend growing in a pot in full sun outside but moving it to a greenhouse or conservatory for the winter where it can have winter protection.  Use a soil based compost with grit added - good drainage is essential.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well drained soil
  • Eventual Size: 1 metre
  • Habit: large blue leaves that undulate and bend gracefully
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Common Names: Italian Agave
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Plant Care

Agave franzosinii is a wonderful specimen plant that adds an architectural and exotic feel to the garden.  Care of the agave is easy but  success is dependant on keeping to a few simple rules.  Your agave must be kept dry, this is particularly important during winter when it is damp rather than the cold that can kill this tough little plant.  To achieve this the  plant can either be planted in a pot using a mix of 50% each of soil based compost and grit, then placed in full sun which gives the option of moving to a greenhouse or light shed for the winter or alternatively if you are lucky enough to have a coastal mild garden, plant in a well drained spot such as a bank or slope, adding plaenty of grit when planting.  For added effect a top dressing of grit underneath the agave helps protect the lower leaves and adds to the striking appearance of the plant.

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