Mexican tree ocotillos + agave: Here, fanlike Mexican tree ocotillos (Fouquieria macdougalii) serve as a backdrop for equally spaced agaves (Agave ‘Blue Glow’) and low chartreuse Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’.
By grasses Foxtail Agave - Agave attenuata variegata offers colorful variegated foliage with leaves boldly patterned in yellow. It's slower growing than the plain-green form and can reach 4 feet tall and wide.
Pink Echeveria Afterglow dots the carpet of gray-blue Dymondia margaretae, repeating the hues of the larger sculptural accent plants: bronze-tinged Sundowner phormium is striking beside an icy blue Agave attenuata Nova.
Foxtail Agaves are a great low maintenance plant. There are also variegated varieties I would like to mix into the landscape. I see these planted at the base of the main deck and in low traffic areas. Gardening Gone Wild, Agave attenuata