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Agave americana

Century Plant

Leaves to 6 ft. long, with hooked spines along the edge and a wicked spine at the tip, blue-green in color. Be sure you really want one before planting it. The bulk and spines make it formidable to remove. After 10 years or more the plants makes a branched flower stalk 15-40 ft. high with yellowish green flowers. There are several varieties with yellow or white striped leaves.

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