Plant ID for Agave in Seattle

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    ersh99 Active Member

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    Hi-

    I am wondering if anyone knows what type of Agave these large specimens are? I apologize fo not getting a better image, it was taken while walking down the street and I noticed these beauties in someones yard! the photo was taken in Seattle, the location is on a full sun slope.
    thank you in advance!
     

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    To me it looks like 'Silver Surfer'. I have one. Agave protamericana Silver Surfer ... it is rather prone to fungus on the leaves in our wet climate. The one on the left in your photo has it.
     
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    thank you! Does anyone have any idea if these are the best agave's for Seattle climate? or any other recs?
     
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    Not sure what you mean by 'best'... it is certainly a very nice Agave and will grow well in my climate, which is similar to Seattle's (dryer and maybe a tiny bit cooler), but you have to be careful about fungus. I grow mine under an overhang so it does not get too much winter rain on it, and it is doing well. A number of other Agaves will grow well here too. Possibly the one that seems the most at home is the Agave parryi J C Raulston ... it has not shown any issues with fungus yet (been growing for about 4 years, outdoors year round).
     
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