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Agave Ferox

Post by The Codfather » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:45 pm

how Hardy are these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MASSIVE-AGAVE-FER ... 3369a0686d
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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:54 pm

I dont think any agaves are really 110% hardy in the North especially after last winter without protection.

Personally not grown this one though.


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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by The Codfather » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:01 pm

i was just wondering is size come into play....I have little ones in pots so just popped them in the garage.....
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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:06 pm

The Codfather wrote:i was just wondering is size come into play....I have little ones in pots so just popped them in the garage.....

The bigger the more hardy but also most expensive to replace.


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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by paul h » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Hi size is very important I would imagine -7 to be about the limit with some damage
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This one is planted indoors and -8 caused damage to 5 leaves which has just about grown out.


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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by The Codfather » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:35 pm

-7 indoors....where's that ?
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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by paul h » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:40 pm

Shropshire last winter............. :( :twisted:


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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by The Codfather » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:42 pm

indoors ??????
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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by paul h » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:59 pm

Yes the worst night showed -7.6 at a height of 3 feet :x the aeouniums had frozen leaves a few have recovered.


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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by kata » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:21 pm

RedS will know for sure coddy,

Mrs Debs grows Agaves

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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by paul h » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:01 pm

Hi Coddy the agave might be a better buy than I thought just had a look at the ebay link ,its almost certainly not A.salmiana ferox but seems to be A. salmiana which is 4- 5 degress hardier than A.ferox.The leaf length is to long to be ferox at that width plus the plant is to "blue".
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This one took -13 4 years ago outdoors with just a fleece cover when we had some snow,hope this helps.


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Re: Agave Ferox

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:20 pm

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