Friday, April 17, 2009
Red Edged Agave, San Diego, CA. They have these for sale at Daylily Hill. They have deep rich tones with a vibrant red edge and, wonder of all wonders, not a lot of thorns. They are a hybrid, likely of the thornless blue-toned Agave attenuata, perhaps 'Nova', and a more prickly, red-edged cousin. Beautiful, low maintenance, and, yes, drought tolerant! Given all the city warnings about water rationing, I figured it was time to go cactus garden in the yard. If you water stingily enough, you get the side benefit of less weeds as well!