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Vanzie Agave

The Vanzie Agave is a very attractive and interesting agave with deeply channeled leaves and small margin teeth. It is more adaptable to damp, cool climates than many other blue agaves. Soft blue-gray leaves are abundant, developing large clumps with age and has a faster growing habit than most agaves. Makes a striking statement when mass planted and is considered evergreen in most climates.

Color Guard Yucca

The green and yellow foliage of Color Guard Yucca is stiff and produces snowy white flowers on a tall spike in late spring to early summer that are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. It is also covered in hundreds of curly white filamentous ‘hairs'. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in a 5 gallon size, it is ideal as an accent or container specimen, or planted in mass. It is tolerant of wind, heat, humidity, and drought and is considered as deer and rabbit resistant. As long as it is well-draining, Yucca does not care what type of soil you plant it in, and while they do prefer full sun, they can be tolerant of some light shade. Sharp-tipped leaves mean you should consider planting yuccas away from sidewalks, paths, mailboxes and driveways. Plants can quickly reach 3 to 4 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide, so plan to give yourself plenty of space to move around your Yuccas.

Sedum

Sedum are a nice addition to any full to part sun landscape. Low maintenance, heat and drought tolerant. Sedum would work great in an area that the soil is constantly dry and does not receive the care that most beds require. Most stay on the small side and have a growing habit lower to the ground. Plant away from area with high foot traffic as sedums can't handle being walked over. Plant as a border or in a bed with other succulents for a unique look.

Portulacaria afra 'Red Stem'

Attractive dark red stems on a miniature jade plant. This plant will work well in rock gardens, dry areas and in containers with other succulents. Thrives in full sun and low water areas. Will reach up to 2' tall but, can be kept smaller by pinching back. Hardy in Zones 9-11.

Pineapple Express Mangave

Pineapple Express is a cross between a manfreda and agave. This hybrid has dark spiky leaves with burgundy spots. The more sun this plant receives the burgundy spots will become more showy. With leaves 1" wide and tightly packed, it gives it a look of the top of a pineapple. Growing only 9-10" tall with a 16-18" spread, this plant will work on any patio or in a garden. This Managave can freeze, so it does best in a pot.