Photo Credits: 2005 Richard Zmasek | 2005 Dee E. Warenycia | 1995 Br. Alfred Brousseau, Saint Mary's College

USDA Zones: 8-10
Sunset Zones: 3, 7-16, 18-23
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full
Water: Low
Soil: Well-drained
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 3 ft wide x 2 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Spire
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Summer
Foliage Color: Grey
Foliage Texture: Coarse
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Slow
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Pollinators,Spines

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Desert agave grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.