‘Porcupine’ Queen Victoria Agave
A dwarf form of one of the most pleasing and symmetrical looking agaves, ‘Porcupine’ Queen Victoria Agave, named for its white porcupine quill-like leaves, is a smaller growing selection of the infamous Agave victoriae-reginae collected by the legendary Yucca Do Nursery in the mountains of Mexico. Fairly hardy in ground, down to 10°F but also makes a fantastic container specimen and will appreciate being on the drier side in winter.
Plant in extremely well draining soil in the brightest conditions if planting in ground. Otherwise it makes a fantastic container specimen and can be brought indoors when very cold weather is in the forecast.
Latin Name: Agave victoriae-reginae
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and it will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season, though a bit of summer water speeds growth.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 5-10º F, possibly lower with great drainage.
Size at Maturity: 1 ft. in height by 1 ft. wide
Bloom Time: early spring through summer every decade or so
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7b