Agave attenuata is known most commonly as the hornless agave and is blessed with the attractive shape of the agaves but is absent of any spines, thorns and stinging pointed terminals. The blue-green leaves are fleshy and beautiful to plant as landscape specimens or to containerize for growing inside during the winter. Zone 8-10
The Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' is an exotic plant that as it matures forms a fleshed trunk topped by a canopy of long thornless leaves shaped like a windmill. In tropical climates these agaves form small succulent tree specimens that are very attractive when planted in xeric gardens near entrances or even in large containers and used indoors.
This beautiful, clean plant is excellent for mild winter growing outside in gardens, and especially desirable to grow inside a well lit room after containerizing.
The Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' plant grows to be 5 ft. tall and 5 ft. across, with fleshy leaves about 2 1/2 ft. long, soft-green or gray-green, fleshy, and somewhat translucent without spines. An older Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' plant develops a stout trunk that grows to 5 ft tall. Greenish-yellow flowers are dense on arching spikes growing to 12-14 ft. long. The Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' will grow in poor soil but does best in rich soil with regular watering. The Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' sometimes produces foot long stalks! The Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue' plant is an excellent potted specimen for your landscape.