Common Name Mountain Century Plant
Latin Name Agave montana
Family Agavaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 10-30 / 8b-12
Type / Form Succulent / Medium
Native Habitat Northeastern Mexico to 9,000 feet
Soil Dry decomposed granite, limestone, sand, low organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 4 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Have long dark terminal spines and wide spaced large teeth along the leaf margins that imprints a beautiful saw-tooth pattern on the flat surfaces of the next emerging leaf.
Flowers Evergreen, yellow flower once at about 10 years or more (monocarpic), stalk 15 to 30 feet high
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, fire retardant
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Moonlight, Songbird, Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Flowers used by nectirvorous bats, hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses Used to make rope and cloth, rosettes baked
Links  
    Images, and data http://www.mswn.com/Plant%20Info%20Sheets/Agave%20montana.pdf
    Images, and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60629/
    Images, and data http://www.xericworld.com/forums/agavaceae/355-agave-montana.html
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=3045
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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