Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’

Blue Fox Tail Agave

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4-5' x 4'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Mexico and Central America

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Special Features: Colorful Foliage / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 13, 20-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9b-11

A Bit More

A very popular succulent in the landscape for its clean lines and architectural form, the Blue Fox Tail Agave forms large rosettes of wide, pointed, silver-blue leaves. Individual rosettes grow to 4-5’ wide and tall. Named after Fred Boutin of the Huntington Botanical Garden, this plant is bluer than the straight species. Older plants send up tall 5-10’ stalks of yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Frost-tender at 25-30° F, plant these spectacular agaves in cool sun or light shade in hotter areas. While tolerant of drought, ‘Boutin Blue’ can tolerate rich soil and regular water with good drainage.

A Bit More

A very popular succulent in the landscape for its clean lines and architectural form, the Blue Fox Tail Agave forms large rosettes of wide, pointed, silver-blue leaves. Individual rosettes grow to 4-5’ wide and tall. Named after Fred Boutin of the Huntington Botanical Garden, this plant is bluer than the straight species. Older plants send up tall 5-10’ stalks of yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Frost-tender at 25-30° F, plant these spectacular agaves in cool sun or light shade in hotter areas. While tolerant of drought, ‘Boutin Blue’ can tolerate rich soil and regular water with good drainage.