Agave attenuata Red Margin

  • Agave attenuata 5gal
  • Heads grow to about 30" with beautiful edges. Large 15 gallon specimen here.
  • Can be shipped via UPS in 1gallon size only
  • Can be shipped via UPS in 1gallon size only
  • Agave attenuata 5gal


Larger 15 gallon sizes are available directly at the nursery only. These 5 gal Red Margins measure out at approximately 14″ x 14″ x 24″ when bare rooted. As of 3/15/18 we are out stock on the smaller one gallon plants.

Plant size 1 gallon 5 gallon
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Minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders.

All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
Other sizes may be available for pick up from

our growing grounds in Fallbrook, 

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Agave attenuata Red Margin

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave "Blue Glow"
  • Common Names:  
    Agave Red Margin. Similar to the hybrid Agave "Blue Glow"
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    Mexico (parent plants)
  • Mature Size:  
    (individual rosette)
  • Height:  
  • Width:  
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerate. Can take some summer irrigation
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove and/or replant offshoots and remove dead leaves as desired.
  • Uses:  
    Great in containers, landscape borders and rock gardens, cactus gardens or xeriscape plantings. Red leaf margins glow a beautiful color yellow-orange when backlight by sun.
  • Propagation:  
    Pups can be removed and replanted and seeds can be collected from dried seed pods after flowering and sown.
  • Special notes:  
    Agave Attenuata Red Margin is a cultivar developed by Serra Gardens with parentage of Agave shawii and Agave attenuata. It is very similar in appearance to Agave "Blue Glow" but usually does not grow as a solitary rosette. Individual heads achieve an overall diameter of 30 inches. Unlike Agave "Blue Glow", A. attenuata Red Margin’s leaves develop beautiful red tones in cooler weather. In addition, each leaf is edged with a smooth and unarmed margin that glows yellow-orange when backlight by the sun. Red Margin has a clumping habit and forms mounds of multiple heads unless pups are removed. Individual rosettes have a beautiful hemispheric form. Small terminal spines can be trimmed. Deer resistant. Requires well-draining soils.

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Plant size

1 gallon, 5 gallon