Agave Cold Tolerance

The following list gives the cold tolerance of the most commonly cultivated agave species and cultivars. I compiled the following list from a variety of sources (see tab "Sources"). Frequently the various sources didn't quite agree; in those cases I used the mean value. This list should give you a good starting point for your own trials.

If your experience differs from the temperatures list, I would love to hear from you. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page. 


6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this list..I see a few that maybe I could have outside year round..in NS Canada.This is such a super 'blog' makes me green with envy at times,but look forward to reading..and the pictures are wonderful..

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    1. Thank you very much for your nice words. I really appreciate it. And I'm glad you found the information useful. Yes, some agaves are surprisingly hardy. You should try some!

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  2. Thank you for a great list! Do you have a suggestion for seed sources? I need seed for agaves that can survive down to at least 0 F.

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    1. Unfortunately, I have no experience growing agaves from seed, but here is one source:

      http://www.seedman.com/succulent.htm

      I hope this helps.

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  3. Wow. Just an amazingly helpful post. Thanks for your passion and generosity!

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  4. Thank you for this list! Very helpful as I'm assessing the state of my agaves this morning after another night of frigid temps well below freezing here in Austin TX!

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