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Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave (Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave)

I went on a little excursion today in San Deigo's uptown districts of Hill Crest and North Park. Took many plants pics. The first of many pics is the Fox Tail Agave I said I was going to post about a month ago.

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This Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave is blooming all around town...mostly along the Freeways, it's too dangerous to take a pic along the freeway though. The flower spike on this plant is about 10 feet tall not including the plant itself...which is about 4 1/2 feet tall.

7 Dec, 2008


Wow, thats Amazing.. If only we could grow them (sigh)..

7 Dec, 2008


Wow. Very unusual and tropical looking. It's beautiful.

7 Dec, 2008


Amazingly tall.
Good picture.
The house in the photo helps give an idea of the height ~
in addition to your giving measurement in feet !

25 Dec, 2008



This flower spike is about 15 feet/ 4.5 meters tall.

27 Dec, 2008


When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was an echium! Wow this is spectacular and so well named... guess I'd need a solarium to grow this indoors right? I'm at 45 degrees North

24 Feb, 2009



It will tolerate temperatures just below freezing for a short period of time. However, prefers a mild-winter climate where temperatures rarely go below freezing.

25 Feb, 2009


Ahhh... well another for my dream list... Thanks Delonix1.

25 Feb, 2009



I think it will grow as a house plant in a very well-lit area.

26 Feb, 2009 where would I find it? guess I'll take a look at GardenImports...they always have interesting plants...I just need to get to Toronto!

26 Feb, 2009



Good luck finding this plant!
If you ever make a trip to San Diego, CA...they grow wild every where and produce many hundreds of pups.

27 Feb, 2009


Chances are not good, Delonix1, but thanks for posting about them!

3 Mar, 2009



You may want to try mail order via the internet. It's probably your best bet.
Good luck!

4 Mar, 2009


Thanks D1, will have to check it out!

11 Mar, 2009


LOL...I knew it sounded familiar!~ senior memory...;lol.

22 Nov, 2012

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