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Agave univittata 'Quadricolor'

Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor', 'Quadricolor' Agave, Quadricolor Century Plant, Agave univittata Variegated, Agave kerchovei 'Pectinata', 'Goshiki Bandai'


An exquisite small Agave, Agave univittata 'Quadricolor' is a highly ornamental evergreen succulent forming colorful rosettes of toothed, strikingly-striped leaves about 6-12 in. long (15-30 cm). Dark green in their center, the leaves are adorned with a pale green mid-stripe and golden-yellow edges, which are lined with a row of dark reddish teeth. When exposed to bright sun, they redden - hence, the name 'Quadricolor'. Under cold or drought, the leaves add on lovely shades of pink to red, further enhancing the colorful display. This Agave looks terrific when planted in multiples. As an added bonus, it produces many offsets that can be re-planted elsewhere.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy or gravelly, moist or dry,well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates part shade, particularly in hot desert gardens where light shade will prevent scorching of the foliage. Keep in a frost-free area in winter and put it out on the patio or balcony in summer. Tolerates dry conditions but will grow faster with regular summer irrigation - keep drier in winter. Drought tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Ideal as an accent plant in sunny borders or in decorative containers.
  • Deer resistant
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for slugs and snails.
  • Propagate by offsets taken in spring or fall

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Agaves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Agaves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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