Agave ovatfolia x salmiana var. ferox

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Common name: Hybrid Whales Tongue

A very special hybrid first created by the Mike Papay an enthusiatic hybridiser and plantsman in the US. These really do look like they will hold some promise for us in the UK, given how well ovatifolia is suited to our climate, so with the introduction of salmiana var.ferox into the mix should make an absolute monster of a plant! Yet to be properly tested this is an opportunity to try something quite unique. Plants will be ready for the first time for sale in the spring of 2024.


  • Hardiness: H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun or partial shade, free draining gritty gravelly soil. Will tolerate pot culture
  • Drought tolerance: Very good
  • Size: (expected) up to 1.6m Height and over 2m diameter
  • Grown from mother plants at the Kent nursery: yes