Dwarf Variegated Butterfly Agave. Slow-growing to only a foot. Translation “Happy crown” or “Lucky crown”
On the West Coast, these formerly pricy, collectible agaves are really dropping in price. If I see one in a 4-inch pot, I swoop.
I might have taken a moment to brush it off after potting it but seemed to have been overwhelmed with its beauty in the green pot and just grabbed a camera.
“Forgive our dust.”
For reasons I don’t understand, many slightly different variegated striations are named ‘Kissho Kan.’ A Japanese selection. Either a selection of A. potatorum or parryi.
My Agave potatorum bloomed this summer and is no more, so this little guy takes the sting out of that monocarpic loss.
San Marco Growers is sticking with ‘Kichiokan Marginata.’
Whatever its name, I feel extremely kissho with this agave.
Zone 10-11 but at this size would seem to be easy to overwinter.