The votes were cast by readers, tallied in a secret location, and delivered by computer. The unanimous choice of the Academy of Blog Comments (ABC) was......Envelope please!
The "New Mexico Agave" or Agave neomexicana! Here it is just after I brought it home. Isn't it cute?
Just look at that awesome leaf ghosting pattern.
Installed this morning in the island bed.
Trying to steal the spotlight from A. ovatifolia as if that's possible. I like the way it looks here and it just needs a few weeks to recover from the the grower's pot.
A. neomexicana grows to 3' diameter and 18" high. Drought tolerant and cold hardy. Just right for this location. The native plant database states that it is native to Texas and offsets freely. That's a good thing since I could use more of these as I move toward lower maintenance and higher drought tolerance.
The "after" photo view I always take when I make changes to this side of the yard. It's a green dot from here but you can always click on the photo to make it larger.
Thank you to all who voted and made positive comments, I might have just gone with moving an existing plant without your input.