Agaves that handle the Heat AND cold
Many of the agaves for sale in our area are Zone 9, meaning that they need winter protection if temps drop into the low 20's. Some varieties can't take a freeze at all!
The ones listed below are all 8b and lower, meaning that they will probably take temperatures down to 15°F without protection. If the freeze is early and severe, protect them anyway.
We will list a few agave here that have proven to do well in Austin and the surrounding regions.