Agave ovatifolia ‘Vanzie’

Agave ovatifolia ‘Vanzie’

Whale Tongue Agave Vanzie

£250.00

Pot Size:

45Ltr

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6 In stock

SKU: 12255947

Description

Family Asparagaceae
Originating from Mexico

  • Brilliant, broad, oval-shaped leaves are powdery blue/grey, forming a huge rosette.
  • After many years a breathtaking 5m flower spike is produced.
  • One of the hardiest Agaves for growing in the UK in full sun and free draining soil.

Ferocious and imposing, yet surreally beautiful; the vigorously growing rosette of foliage has both elegance of form and ethereal colour – looking almost too brilliantly bright to be real, gracefully curved and siffly poised in a geometrical arrangement. The variety ‘Vanzi’ was selected for its extra vigour of growth and puckered leaves; with ridges running along the length of the foliage adding a new textural dimension to the plant.

A surprisingly hardy Agave, the species A. ovatifolia has proved to be tough in our Beccles display gardens at our Suffolk branch, where we give it a very basic roof for the winter to keep rain and snow off of the foliage. The shelter which is open at the sides does not protect it from cold, and we use this only because these are display gardens. They have grown steadily in our slightly maritime climate and we expect them to increase in vigour as they are now well established. Make sure you leave plenty of room for it to expand over the years.

Grow in sharply drained soil in full sun. Extremely cold tolerant and will coast through the average UK winter. However, in very cold winters it may need some protection in the form of a cloche to keep rain and snow from freezing in the leaf bases.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 1.5m
Spread 1.5-2m

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
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Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
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