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Agave ovatifolia

19th June 2015

A new species, only described in 2002 freom the mountains of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. Reports from the USA said that it was by far the best species for surviving cold wet winters. It was high on my list of young plants to look out for.
And then suddenly some mature plants appeared in a local nursery, grown from seed in Spain and looking wonderful. It would have been stupid to miss out, so I hurried over and got the chance to pick the best blue leaved specimen from the group (though several had already gone by the time I got there). It seems to have adapted well to life in the Agave house, and I know another looking good locally outside. I wish I had bought several to try (but big agaves don't come cheap)!