Agave bracteosa 'Calamar'


Evergreen Perennial, Succulent

One of the best climate adapted Agaves that we can grow. Thin sea green leaves are curled at the tips from a rosette that eventually reaches 30” across. In time established clumps form offsets. This has been the easiest Agave to cultivate in our region requiring no special care and thriving through cold and winter wet. Well drained soil in full sun is ideal. An excellent plant in the maritime Pacific Northwest. —Xera Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Irregular, Strappy
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Attractive Foliage

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Blue, Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hell Strip, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing, Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos