Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite'


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Agave xylonacantha 'Frostbite': A variegated stunner with distinctively jagged, saw-toothed leaves. As the plant ages, its variegation transitions from yellow to white. This cultivar is a slow grower, but it can eventually reach 2.5' wide and 1.5' tall. It has the benefit of being a non-offsetting variety and won't menace your garden with unwanted pups. As a variegated variety, 'Frostbite' can tolerate slightly more shade and water than other Agave, and it is hardy down to about 20F. After years of growth, it will send up its end-of-life bloom: a stunning, fragrant flower on a tall spike that attracts hummingbirds.

Agave grow slowly in the spring and summer and easily tolerate full sun, high heat, and extended drought. They can grow potted or in-ground, but require well-draining soil and containers. This variety is semi-frost hardy but can also overwinter indoors on a sunny window sill. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.

Full Agave Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary


Cold Hardiness

Zone 8 (10F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Maximum Rosette Size

Over 8"

Growth Habit / Shape


Product Format

1.5" Plug

Special Characteristic

Slow Grower

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