Succulent seeds from around the world.
W202 Tequila/Mezcal Agave ( Agave americana )
This Agave is a source for Tequila and Mezcal. When mature
produces yellowish flowers on a tall 30' spike. Succulent
grey-green leaves 6' long have a sharp spine at tip. Margins
have sharp brown hooks.
RLP133 Maguey Blanco Agave ( Agave atrovirens var. mirabilis )
An enormous, giant Agave that forms a stunning rosette, to 5 m (16 ft.) wide, with huge, bluish-grey leaves with attractive reddish thorns. It is one of the largest Agave, native to Mexico, but known only from cultivation, not from the wild. It does best in a warm temperate climate, where it needs ample room and will appreciate plenty of water in summer.
Z1765 Foxtail Agave ( Agave attenuata )
So named for it's arching pendant brush of flowers. Most
popular with landscapers and developers. Has rosettes of 6 to
15 leaves on a stem up to 3 ft. tall. The wide green, spineless
leaves with white rings are up to 28 inches long.
Zone 9b and above.
TRM243 Squid Agave ( Agave bracteosa )
A rather carefree Agave and also makes a lovely potted plant and will stand light freezes if grown outside. An unusual, small, clustering Agave from Mexico. The small rosettes holds up to 15 soft, very finely toothed, recurved, mid-green leaves, tapering from the base to a fine point. The inflorescence is a showy, tall, unbranched spike that holds numerous, white flowers. It looks best in light shade, especially in hot climates, and needs ample water during the growing season.
RHM973 Goldenflower Century Plant ( Agave chrysantha )
Leaf rosette to 3 feet tall, and amazing flower stalk to 20 feet tall.
The showy flowers are in dense clusters atop tall, fleshy flower stalks. The flowers and flower buds are a brilliant golden yellow color with no purplish or reddish tinge. The flowers attract numerous insects. The plant dies after flowering and setting seed. The leaves are in a basal rosette and are stiff, green, linear, and taper to a pointed tip. The leaves have a stout, sharp spine at the tip and sharp spines along the leaf margins. Hardy to about 24 degrees.
RHM970 Colima Agave ( Agave colimana )
A smallish Agave from tropical deciduous forests in southwestern Mexico (Colima, Jalisco), that has Yucca-like, narrow, green leaves with a reddish tinge. An easy, robust plant that is great for containers.
As the name suggests, it is native to Colima, Mexico where the climate is hot and tropical. It would, therefore, make an excellent container plant in a hot, dry spot in your summer garden. For zones 9-10 outside.
TRN170 Red Hedgehot Agave ( Agave stricta rubra )
Red Agave is a small sized Agave that forms perfectly spherical rosettes about 12" in diameter. The leaves take a characteristic purple-red tinge especially in time of drought and in winter.
It is a small species, forming large balls of skewer-like leaves. This species has the tightest spherical shape of any agave and will form offshoots to create a colony of rosettes.
Each rosette grows in a slightly different direction and reminds a forests of anemones moving with the currents, very Unique Agave a must for collectors. For zones 9-10 outside.
RHM972 Mescal Ceniza Agave ( Agave colorata )
A rosette-forming succulent agave from coastal northwestern Sonora. It is highly tolerant of drought conditions and is most intensively colored in full sun. A rather slow growing ,rosette-forming plant that reaches to around 2 feet tall by nearly as wide. The 5 to 7 inch wide rough textured blue-gray leaves have undulating and strongly toothed margins and there is a white patterning on the leaf face. Matures plants blooms in spring with red buds opening to yellow and orange flowers in a panicle on a 10 foot tall stalk. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Water infrequently. Hardy to around 18 degrees.
TRM819 Verode ( Kleinia neriifolia )
Kleinia neriifolia, also known as Senecio Kleinia, or Berode, is a succulent plant native to Canary Islands. Kleinia neriifolia grows in semiarid to arid habitats and grows well in a rich and well drained soil. The plant grows up to 5 feet tall.
It is often cultivated as a houseplant and as landscaping plant in warmer zones.
Kleinia neriifolia has thick, articulated, fork like branches.
Its leaves are clustered in crowded rosettes at the tops of the branches. They are 4 to 6 inches long.
Bears slightly fragrant creme to pale yellow flowers. The flowers bloom at the end of the dry period between August and October but it can also bloom at any time between March and November given the right conditions.
The fruit has a conspicuous feathery pappus attached that functions as a "parachute" which enables the seed to be carried by the wind.
RHM971 Dwarf Cowhorn Agave ( Agave cupreata )
A medium sized non-suckering Agave that grows to 1 to 2 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with broad bright shiny green leaves that have dark copper colored spines on large mammilate protrusions along the slightly wavy margins. The dark teeth contrast well with the light green leaves that also display well the bud imprinting that occurs when the leaves press up against the margins of the newer leaves in the center of the plant. Suitable for container gardening. It occurs naturally in the Mexican state of Guerrero and Michoacan where it grows on mountain slopes from 4,000-6,000 feet in the Rio Balsas basin. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Hardy to around 28 degrees.
RHM982 Desert Agave ( Agave deserti var. deserti )
Makes broadly lanceolate, light green to light glaucous-gray leaves and stoutly armed margins. Native from Southern Arizona and Southern California to Sonora and Baja California (Mexico), growing at high elevations. Hardy to zone 8.
NB44 Agave Havardiana
A beautiful gray-green broad leaved agave forming rosettes around 3' across with time. Similar to Agave parrayi. Cold tolerant to zone 6.
RHM977 Agave horrida ssp. perotensis
Native to eastern Mexico, this robust, small species forms clustering rosettes of dark green, succulent leaves with attractive, white marginal thorns. It is drought tolerant and can take moderate freezes, but still best grown outside in zones 9b-11, and inside in warm greenhouses in cooler climates.
TRM902 Agave kerchovei
A large, robust, highly variable species native to the Mexican states of Puebla, Oaxaca and Hidalgo, where it grows on dry, rocky terrain. It forms a rosette of several stiff, pale green or blueish leaves that can reach to 7 feet in diameter.
Easily grown as a container plant, hardy for zones 9-11 outside.
RLP165 Agave kristenii
A rare and attractive Agave described in 2013 from coastal Michoacan that forms an open rosette of thick, recurving, grayish-blue leaves. This is a tropical Agave, not a desert plant and appreciates a warm spot in filtered light and plenty of water in summer. Agave kristenii is related to A. gypsophila and was available in the past as A. gypsophila "Blue".
RHM975 Green Giant Agave ( Agave impressa )
This variety of Agave impressa is from the Sinaloa, Mexico region. It forms a large rosette of beautiful, bright green leaves with white markings and can reach a diameter of about 6 ft., thus the name Green Giant. Not cold hardy, should be grown outside in zones 9b-10, or in large tubs in warm greenhouses.
RLP134 Agave Mapisaga
A very large, impressive Agave that forms a huge rosette of broad, bluish leaves to over 2 m tall and nearly 15 feet in diameter. The large, branched inflorescence can reach about 22 feet tall. In Mexico it is widely grown for the production of Mezcal, wild stands are not known. It is easy, rewarding and fast growing under cultivation, can take drought and moderate freezes and is suitable to warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 and above.
TRM657 Black Spined Agave ( Agave macroacantha )
One of the most beautiful Agaves, this medium-sized species from Oaxaca, Mexico develops a dense, very symmetrical, slightly clustering rosette of stiff, powdery blue leaves to 2 feet, crowned by long, jet black spines. It is best suited to warm temperate climates where it demands a position in full sun on well-drained ground. It also makes a stunning pot plant.
Cold hardy to 25 degrees.
TRM922 Huiscole ( Agave marmorata )
An unusual, midsized species from Oaxaca, Mexico with oddly convoluted, broad leaves that are distinctly striped in pale blue and grayish green. It holds up well in drought situations and can take light freezes.
FA73 McKelvyana Agave ( Agave mckelvyana )
Hardy to 5 degrees. A short, stemless Agave with broad
bluish-grey leaves in a spreading rosette. Flowering stalk to
10' with yellow flowers.
2746 Mexican Cold Hardy Century Plant ( Agave Montana )
This agave grows at high ranges in mountains in Mexico Makes a
bright glossy green non-suckering mound that can reach 5' wide.
Each thick leaf has large shark-like teeth on the edges and an
imposing long black spine on each leaf tip. It will grow about
3 feet tall, and send up a flower stalk 10 feet or more. Hardy
for zones 7-9.
TRM658 King Ferdinand Century Plant ( Agave nickelsiae )
Once popular in horticulture as Agave ferdinandi-regis, this species has later been subsumed under the variable Agave victoriae-reginae and recently resurrected to species status with its original name Agave nickelsiae. It differs from Agave victoriae-reginae most prominently by its pointed leaves with attractive, comparatively long, glossy black spines. In cultivation it is best suited to temperate climates in USDA Zones 7 to 11 and can take hard freezes as long as excellent drainage is provided.
RLP132 Papalome Agave ( Agave nussaviorum )
A very attractive, medium-sized Agave with short, broad, bluish leaves that are mildly thorny along the margins. This species was scientifically described as recently as 2010 from Oaxaca, Mexico. Both Agave potatorum and Agave seemanniana share its habitat and it is possible that Agave nussaviorum is a natural hybrid of the two.
RHM976 Whale's Tongue Hardy Century Plant ( Agave ovatifolia )
One of the few agaves that will grow as far north as zone 6b. A true dream of a plant, this once-in-a-lifetime find was originally discovered and introduced to horticulture by renowned Texas plantsman Lynn Lowery from Nuevo Leon, northeastern Mexico, where it grows in a small, rugged mountain area between an astonishing 3700 and 7000 ft. Nurseryman and Agave expert Greg Starr and Jose Villarreal have recently described it formally. Agave ovatifolia will grow into a rather large, solitary plant with broad, lightly keeled, almost unreal, powdery grayish white leaves in a dense rosette that can reach to 7 ft. across. In cultivation it is well adapted to temperate climates. Best of all is that not only it can take drought and very severe freezes without damage, it will also hold up well in cold and damp winters if excellent drainage is provided, outperforming most other Agave in this respect.
RLP164 Giant Whale's Tongue Hardy Century Plant ( Agave ovatifolia )
This rare form from a high altitude canyon in northeastern Mexico is distinctly larger than the regular Agave ovatifolia and has much more attractive, larger black spines. It also is even hardier to cold.
RHM979 Palmer's Century Plant ( Agave palmeri )
A fairly large, variable species forming a tight rosette of succulent, stiff, green leaves that can reach up to 120 cm (50 in.) in diameter. Stemming from higher altitudes mainly in Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico, it prefers temperate climates and can take considerable freezes as well as severe drought conditions. It adapts well to cultivation and is easy to keep. For zones 7b-10.
RHM974 New Mexico Agave ( Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana )
Also known as Mescalero Agave.
This native Mexican succulent forms a compact rosette of soft fleshy, bluish green leaves. The foliage is wide and heavily armed with dark tipped spines. Agave parryi var. neomexicana is a dramatic specimen, with the ability to grow 60cm (24in) wide and as tall, and is one of the most cold hardy Agave species, withstanding snow and ice it is hardy to 0 degrees.
When the plant matures sufficiently to bloom (after 8 to 20 years of slow growth), it produces a yellow candelabra-like bloom in spring then dies.
The Mescalero Apaches were so named because of their use of Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana. The rosettes were baked to produce a sweet, sticky food source. Overuse probably accounts in part for the limited distribution and infrequent occurrence of the species.
Z1565 Century Plant ( Agave parryi )
Native to Mexico. It's stiff grey leaves are erect and in a
basal rosette. Trunk to 15'. Flowering stalk produces red buds
opening to creamy - yellow.
Reliably winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10
RHM981 Artichoke Agave ( Agave parryi var. huachucensis )
A compact freely suckering rosette forming succulent with broad short gray leaves with prominent brown terminal spines. Individual plants are 18 inches to 2 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with the sucker growth produces dense clumps. When mature a flower spike rises 10 to 20 feet bearing lemon yellow flowers tinged with pink. Flowering usually occurs in summer. Plant in full sun. Requires very little to no irrigation in coastal gardens. Hardy to around 15 degrees. This agave from South-eastern Arizona south to Chihuahua is attractive massed in the succulent garden as a large scale groundcover or in large pots.
TRM809 Butterfly Agave ( Agave potatorum )
This species comes from the mountains of Southern Mexico. A small, solitary species that forms a very neat and regular rosette of up to 80 variable, grey-green to white leaves that are nearly half as wide as they are long. The leaf margins are extremely undulate and armed with reddish-brown spines.
This beautiful agave was appreciated by the Nahuatl Indians who called it "papalometl" meaning "Butterfly Agave". The specific name "potatorum" is the generative of the Latin word 'potator' meaning "of the drinkers" in reference to the use of this plant in making alcoholic beverages.
Cold hardy to 25 degrees.
TRN274 White Stripe Agave ( Agave schidigera )
A fabulous cultivar that forms a very compact rosette of stiff, spiky, sometimes reddish leaves with white marginal fibers and wide, very prominent white markings. A dream of a plant!
It makes a lovely variegated specimen for Zone 8 and south, and a dramatic container specimen in parts north.
TRM260 Rancho Tambor Agave ( Agave titanota )
A medium sized agave to 2 feet tall with thick pale, ghostly white-colored leaves arranged in a typically solitary rosette. It is an open plant with few leaves, which are 1 to 2 feet long by 5 inches wide and narrow near the base and widest towards their tips with prominent teats and teeth. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate only occasionally. Hardy to at least 25 F.
FA52 Agave Utahensis
An excellent agave for rock gardens, clay pots and xeriscapes.
Hardy to 20 below zero. It develops a 2' trunk with stiff
leaves in a basal rosette. Clusters of yellow flowers are
formed on it's stalk. Edible stalk and buds.
RHM980 Octopus Agave ( Agave vilmoriniana )
A very unusual looking succulent with narrow green leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like a 4 feet tall and wide octopus with outreaching tentacles. Arching deeply furrowed leaves are unarmed, making this Agave a relatively safe plant for walkway areas or container growing. It should be noted the leaf margins, while unarmed to the eye can have small serrations and be fairly sharp. Plant in full sun. Tolerates drought and cold temperatures to 24 degrees. As with other Agave the main plant dies after flowering but this plant produces no suckers to replace itself. It does produce many new "plantlets" (or bulbils) within the inflorescence that can perpetuate the plant within the garden. Seems to flower within 7 to 10 years from plants grown from these plantlets.
TRM509 Agave xylonacantha
Single or occasionally clumping plant with open rosettes to 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide with only a sparse number of pale grey-green lanceolate leaves with a lighter center stripe and broad light-colored almost papery irregularly-shaped spines on broad teats that run together along the leaf margin. Plant in full sun. Hardy to the low to mid 20's°F. This close relative of Agave lophantha comes from the drier limestone slopes and valleys on the desert side of the Sierra Madre Orientale at elevations about 3,000 feet in the Mexican States of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo. The specific epithet 'xylonocantha' means "wood spines" in a fitting reference to the broad wood colored spines.
RHM118 Desert Rose ( Adenium obesum )
A slow growing succulent like plant with a swollen, contorted
base and an abundance of carmine-rose flowers when mature.
New! TRN236 Aloe Mix
Aloe species assorted: Aloe buhrii, castanea, gariepensis, greenii, perryi, saponaria, striata, wickensii and others. A very good container mix with a wide spectrum of shapes and color variations.