Agave azurea is a recently described species from the desert of central part of the Baja California peninsula. This is a medium sized species that will grow to 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet across from leaf tip to leaf tip. The powdery glaucous-blue leaves are rigid and stiff, with moderately large teeth along the margins and a stout terminal spine. Agave azurea plants have not been tested for cold hardiness, but should be able to take winter lows in the mid-20’s without damage. Plants have a moderate growth rate and should be able to tolerate full sun throughout most of the desert southwestern U.S.