(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Common names include Mescal agave and Artichoke Agave
Cultivation and propagation: It is very frost hardy. Because of its compact size Plus its low water use and low maintenance.
Growth rate: Slow to medium growing but speeds up considerably given the best conditions.
Exposure: They do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area with afternoon shade.
Hardiness: It is one of the most cold hardy of the agaves, (hardy to -9/-18°C.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz