Blue Flame agave is a bold clumping plant that is a hybrid between A. shawii and A. attenuata. It has long and gracefully tapered blue-green leaves, growing 3-5 ft. tall and as wide. Leaf margins have fine teeth; a stiff terminal spine grows on the tips. Showy creamy-yellow flowers develop on 12-15 ft. tall arching spikes in late fall and winter.
This cultivar is a vigorous monocarpic plant that forms large groupings over time. First propagated in the 1960s, it has recently been discovered as a landscape and garden plant for mild climate zones in the Inland Empire. Established plants are damaged by temperatures below 25°F. A robust plant that makes bold landscape statements and requires ample space.