Agaves are easy to love. They're low-maintenance, drought-tolerant and strikingly sculptural, with an astounding range of forms and colours. Equally suited to container-growing and in-ground culture, they combine versatility with hardiness. While many species originate in desert and near desert areas, they are easily cultivated in garden settings.
Greg Starr is the owner of Starr Nursery, that specializes in agaves, cacti and drought-tolerant shrubs.