Striking flower spike

    This blue-green agave has sharply, spined leaves. It produces yellowish flowers on an impressive flower spike that can reach up to 12 feet tall.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Utah Agave
    Scientific Name:
    Agave utahensis
    Southwestern US
    • Yellow
    Fun Facts:
    • After flowering the plant dies.
    • Native Americans used this plant for food and fiber.
    Plant Type:
    • Evergreen
    • Shrub
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    6a (−10 °F to −5 °F)

    6b (−5 °F to 0 °F)

    7a (0 °F to 5 °F)

    7b (5 °F to 10 °F)

    8a (10 °F to 15 °F)

    8b (15 °F to 20 °F)

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)