Blue Flame Agave is a large evergreen succulent with beautiful, curved leaves. It is a hybrid between the Agave shawii and Agave attenuata plants, and it can grow to be up to 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide when it is fully matured. It has a beautiful blue-green color with frosted-colored leaves.
Typically, the Blue Flame Agave grows in sandy and gravelly soils in full sun, but it can also tolerate partial sun. In the winter, it can survive in areas as cold as 25° F. It is native to Mexico and the Southwest United States, so it grows extraordinarily well in dry climates with high temperatures.
The flower of the Blue Flame Agave is a mix of yellow and green, and they infrequently bloom during the summer. The flowers grow in a stalk in the center of the plant and are edible, both cooked and raw. It takes several weeks for them to bloom, and they open from the base of the flower to the tip.
USDA hardiness zones 8 through 11 are best suited for Blue Flame Agave, but it can grow in nearly any hot and dry climate.