ISI 2015-13. Agave brittoniana Trel

Little cultivated outside of its native Cuba, this species will certainly be sought by agave enthusiasts. This is a widespread and therefore variable species related to other Caribbean agaves that tend to be fairly uniform green with fine marginal serrations. The clone offered here stands out for its grooved, dark terminal spine that looks as if fashioned from polished ebony and gradually fades to mahogany. Like all of the Caribbean agaves, it is frost tender and should be planted in warmer parts of one’s garden. We offer plants from tissue culture, a single clone of HBG 71269 grown from seed from the Cuba National Botanical Garden. $8.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 87 (3), May - June, 2015