Agave

Agave american variegata 

Agave:

 

Agave’s have toothed spiny leaves and a spike tip that is so sharp that will enter your buttock cheek through several layers of protective clothing!

 

Why grow a plant that will poke your eye out?  

On top of that, they have to be protected from frost, so maybe bought inside – great spikes inside the house for winter!

 

So apologies to lovers of these ‘architectural plants’ we prefer plants in small gardens that don’t fight back!

Try a phormium instead

We haven’t used Agave in any of our small garden designs – but we do use lots of other plants that are much better (we think).

Why don’t you take a look

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