Agave neomexicana 'Sunspot'

Common Name: New Mexico Agave

This small scale Agave is a yellow margined sport of A. neomexicana, a well-known cold hardy plant native to Texas and New Mexico. Dark blue-green glaucous leaves have creamy yellow margins and form a rigid rosette only about one foot tall. A 1.5in long brown terminal spine extends from each leaf, and very well-defined spines also line the margins.  ‘Sunspot’ is presumed to be more tender than its hardy parent. From David Salman of High Country Gardens.