Agave vilmoriniana

Common Name:
Octopus agave
Plant Type:
Succulent perennial
Agavaceae (The Agave Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Large low fleshy blue-green rosettes have relatively narrow leaves that twist as they develop. Leaves do not have the typical spine common to most agaves, though leaf edges can be sharp. Flower stems to 10 feet produce light yellow flowers; the original plant dies after flowering, but many plantlets are produced along the flowering stem.