Agave ovatifolia

Treasured for being on the short list of agaves hardy to zone 7, this imposing agave is no less desirable in warmer zones. My recently planted ‘Frosty Blue’ has a ways to go before it looks like this:

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Photos of the Whale’s Tongue Agave in a private Central Coast garden by MB Maher.

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8 Responses to Agave ovatifolia

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Another great agave and this one tolerates our wet winters provided sharp drainage. Gorgeous pictures!

  2. My favortite agave, bar none (although there’s lots of competition for the top spot in my agave-addicted heart).

  3. Kris P says:

    I love that one too. It looks as though these are sitting comfortably on a mass of gray-blue grass, almost as if nesting.

  4. Nice walkway, to travel carefully and slowly up. But with that planting, why rush?

  5. I just paused today to note how large one of mine is getting (!!!). To bad it’s marred by our springtime hail storm and the clumsy window guy.

  6. Denise says:

    @Peter, mine is planted on a bit of a mound too, not that drainage is as much a problem here.
    @Gerhard, I’m not prepared to declare a fave yet!
    @Kris, that’s a great observation! It does look like a colony of nesting agaves.
    @David, yes, a stairway to linger over.
    @Loree, it’s so young that it should grow out of it’s ugly phase soon. Some of mine are already looking improved, esp. the furcraea.

  7. Heather says:

    Absolute perfection.

  8. Pam/Digging says:

    I adore this agave. Mine is getting huge — 6 feet across if not more. Hope these don’t get that big or they’ll have to abandon that path. šŸ™‚

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