Plant ID forum: Can someone have a look at this Agave?

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 4, 2013 1:44 PM CST
The thread "Agave ID, please" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Mar 4, 2013 3:18 PM CST
I went, I looked...have no clue. But at least I did as asked Hilarious! SORRY..in a mood right now Shrug!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Mar 4, 2013 3:33 PM CST
Agave montana is a good bet, it's very hardy.

http://spikyobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/agave-montana.h...

http://www.mswn.com/media/info_sheets/agave_montana.pdf
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ThelmaLou
Mar 4, 2013 4:23 PM CST
It looks like what we call a "Centry plant" here on the s/e coast but I'm not sure. I have something that looks just like it that is Variegated and grows to about 5' in dia but it was given by a neighbor and I don't know what it's called.
Name: Patricia
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patrob
Mar 4, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Janet, it does look a lot like Agave montana, but your second source says the Agave montana does not have offshoots. Mine has lots and started making them when it was quite small.
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JRsbugs
Mar 5, 2013 6:20 AM CST
The fact that it does produce offshoots, and it resembles Agave montana, could indicate it is a cross with another species but nothing is certain given the many species of Agave and and crosses which may have been made.

Name: Patricia
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patrob
Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM CST
It could very well be a hybrid. Thanks for looking at it and pointing me in that direction.

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