Century Plant Seeds (Century Yucca)

Store Seeds Century Plant Seeds (Century Yucca)

One of the more frost resistant Yuccas for northern planting. Very easy to grow. Central piece for many landscapes.

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Century Plant Agave deserti Desert Agave, Desert Century Plant, 100 Peso Agave, Desert Agave, Poor Mans Mescal

Description: A tall narrow cluster of flowers grows from a basal rosette of erect, rigid, sharply pointed leaves. Height: 10' (3 m). Flowers: Tiny, yellow, in 2" (5 cm) clusters at ends of short branches from top of tall stem. Leaves: 24" (60 cm), pointed, spiny-edged, grayish, in rosette at base of stem. Flowers: May-July. Bloom Color: Yellow/Orange/Red spikes start out like giant stalks of asparagus, are then topped by a glorious bouquet. Habitat: Rocky slopes and washes in desert scrub. Range (Zone): Mojave Desert mountains, Colorado Desert, Sonoran Desert, in California and Arizona. Flourishes in Zone 7 and above, will do very well in Zones 4-8, and will require protection in Zone 3 and below. Discussion: The Century Plant is a member of the agave family (family Agavaceae). Agaves are stout plants with woody stems or stem-bases, often tall, even tree-like, the long and narrow leaves crowded in rosettes at ends of stems or branches, a stout rapidly growing flower stalk arising from the rosette. Century Plants do not take a century to flower, but it may take them several years to store enough food reserves to supply the rapidly growing stalk and mature the seeds. This unique native plant has a tall, thin stalk from 10 to 14 feet high that grows from a thick basal rosette of gray-green leaves. The leaves are 10 to 18 inches long with long and sharp.

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