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Golden-Flowered Agave
Scientific Name: Agave chrysantha Peebles
Synonym: Agave palmeri var. chrysantha
Family: Agavaceae
Golden-Flowered Agave (Agave  chrysantha) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13,18-21
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 17F ( -8C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: One of the most heat resistant Agave for the low desert

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Hills of Arizona (USA)

Growth Habits: Solitary succulent rosette, 3 feet tall (90 cm), 5 feet in diameter (1.5 m); green leaves

Watering Needs: Little to no water when established

Propagation: Seeds, offsets, bulbils

Cultural Practices:
The Agave chrysantha is susceptible to the Agave snout weevil in Phoenix.

Blooming Habits:
The golden yellow flowers of the Agave chrysantha are organized in a 6 to 12 feet tall panicle (2 to 3.5 m). They have a noticeable coconut smell.

Fruiting Habits:

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