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Cold-Hardy Agaves, Frost Tolerant agaves, Hardy Agaves

Cold-Hardy Agaves for Your Garden

Agave plants grow best in the Southwest and Mediterranean climates, but some are quite cold hardy.


Native to the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America, Agaves are evergreen succulents with handsome rosettes of usually thick, rigid, fleshy leaves with marginal teeth and often a sharp terminal spine. They exist in a wide range of sizes, colors and offer an amazing array of leaf shapes.

Pretty Agaves, Small Agaves, Agaves for Containers, Agaves for Pots

Pretty Agaves for Your Containers

With their perfect shapes, agaves are versatile plants that add drama in sunny gardens but also in pots.

Succulent Gardens, Companion Plants, Perennial Plants, Drought tolerant Plants,  Drought tolerant Flowers

Great Perennials as Companion Plants for Your Succulents

There is a wide range of perennial plants that will bring out the best qualities of your succulents and share their space with a serene balance.

Succulent Gardens, Companion Plants, Ornamental Grasses, Drought tolerant Plants,  Drought tolerant Grasses

Great Ornamental Grasses as Companion Plants for Your Succulents

If you limit yourself to the succulent palette, there is a high probability your garden will look heavy and rigid since lacking the movement ornamental grasses provide.

Succulent Gardens, Companion Plants, Evergreen shrubs, flowering shrubs, Drought tolerant Plants,  Drought tolerant Flowers

Great Shrubs as Companion Plants for Your Succulents

Find a list of pretty shrubs that share most of the growing requirements of cacti and succulents. They will bring out the best in both the succulents and their world.

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