Golden-flowered Agave, chrysantha
Agave chrysantha, Golden-flowered Agave
from Botanical garden - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
This Agave could reach up to 1 m in height and according to many internet sources, it will survive at least -18°C, which means, that it is suitable for those places in southern Bulgaria and the Black Sea coast, which remain above the temperature inversions in winter.
A key factor for good growth in our climate is a sunny and well drained place. It is vitally important, that there is no standing water on the soil surface around the plant in winter, but also in summer. Protecting from the sun during the freezing time in winter, could be beneficial as well.
The small plant on the pictures is the size, offered for sale at this price.
More information about all cold resistant Agave species is available in Bulgarian on our forum:
USDA zone:-15°C (zone 7b)
Sun exposure:Sun only
Soil pH+:not important
In Open Ground:No protection