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    Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' ('Nova')

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    Blue Fox Tail Agave (7823948972287)
    Blue Fox Tail Agave (7823948972287)
    Blue Fox Tail Agave (7823948972287)
    Blue Fox Tail Agave (7823948972287)

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    Blue Fox Tail Agave

    Blue Fox Tail Agave

    Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' ('Nova')

    Regular price $44.95
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    Mature height
    3-4 ft.
    Mature Width
    3-4 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Grows Well in Zones
    9, 10, 11
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    The Blue Fox Tail Agave is a stunning blue-grey selection of the Agave attenuata. Like the species, this chalky blue-grey attenuata is gentle and graceful with smooth, pliable leaves free from menacing teeth or claws. But, unlike the prolific green Fox Tail Agave, ‘Boutin Blue’ is more of a lone wolf, a solitary rosette that seldom pups, if ever.

    Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’, also known as ‘Nova’, is a frost-tender, beautiful agave with a large rosette and an unusual, trunk-forming stem. This moderately growing agave seldom produces offsets or pups. The individual rosette may grow 4 to 5 ft. wide and has 15 to 35 leaves that are blue-grey or blue-green, soft, slightly curved, and wider in the middle. The smooth, light grey, bare stem is stout and distinctive, slowly reaching a height up to 3 ft. tall or more. Compared to regular green Agave attenuata, ‘Boutin Blue’ has blue, broader leaves and an erect flower spike.

    The soft, harmless leaves make Blue Fox Tail Agave a great choice near pathways or in patio containers. It can be planted as individual accents or in groupings throughout the garden, in borders, or on slopes. Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ is stunning in succulent gardens, waterwise landscapes, as well as Mediterranean or Southwest garden design styles.

    This low-maintenance Agave is easy to grow and drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for frost-free gardens of all sizes. With its large, soft rosettes resembling blue flowers, the Blue Fox Tail Agave adds beauty and lushness to the landscape. Order your Blue Fox Tail Agave today for delivery to your home.

    Plant care

    Plant your Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ in well-draining soil. Use a porous soil like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix to mix with your native soil or use straight out of the bag as a potting mix for patio containers. In coastal gardens, plant in full sun. In hotter, inland gardens, provide light shade in the hot afternoons to help prevent leaf burn.

    After planting, thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water as needed when the soil is completely dry. This agave looks better with regular to occasional irrigation. Protect plants from snails, they love the soft tissue of the Agave attenuata varieties.

    This frost-tender agave will get damaged if temperatures fall below 32℉. Fatality may occur if temperatures drop below 28℉. Consider a site that is protected from frost, or move plants to a warmer area if night temperatures should drop below freezing.

    The Blue Fox Tail Agave seldom produces offsets. Its root growth and pupping is not as robust as green Agave attenuata. Light intensity can affect the leaf color of the Blue Fox Tail Agave; in shadier locations, the leaf will become a deeper green.

    Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. Any offsets or pups will continue to grow until they mature and flower. Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ flowers on a 5-10 ft. tall vertical flower stalk followed by seed pods. Blue Fox Tail Agave may bloom after 7-11 years depending on environmental circumstances.

    'Boutin Blue’, 'Nova', 'Huntington Blue', 'Arboleda Blue', and 'Blue Boy' are all the same blue Agave attenuata. They are selections from seeds that were originally collected in 1970 by Myron Kimnach and Fred Boutin in Jalisco’s Sierra de Minantlan. The seedlings were distributed by Huntington Botanical Gardens where Fred Boutin worked as a botanist.

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    Q: Is Blue Fox Tail Agave a fast grower?
    A: The Blue Fox Tail Agave grows slower than both Ray of Light and regular green Fox Tail Agave.

    Q: Does the Blue Fox Tail Agave produce offsets?
    A: The Blue Fox Tail Agave seldom produces offsets. Its root growth and pupping is not as robust as green Agave attenuata. However, pups, (or offsets), can occur if the stem is injured or cut but not with the same vigor as regular Agave attenuata.

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