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Sacred Mountain Agave
This rare, medium-sized, loosely clustering Agave impresses with compact rosettes of broad, pale blue leaves that are maroonish towards the tip. Native to desert grassland or pinyon-juniper woodlands on rocky soils between 1000 and 1400 m in Arizona. As it is found exclusively near prehistoric sites or human habitation, Agave verdensis is a presumed to have originated as a domesticated plant of the Sinagua Indians. It produces only few seeds and is even more rare in cultivation than in its natural habitat. It is a robust, cold hardy and drought tolerant Agave that can be grown in a wide range of temperate climates.