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AGAVE parryi ssp. parryi
Parry's Agave, Parry's Century Plant
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One of the hardier agave species, Parry's agave is a beautiful succulent that originates from the alpine regions of Arizona and New Mexico. It is a more compact agave that sports wide, succulent gray-green leaves with fine, sharp, serrated edges of black. Its neat, evergreen rosettes slowly develop offshoots, or pups, which can easily be removed and replanted elsewhere if desired.
In summer mature rosettes put forth tall, upright panicles of fragrant, creamy yellow flowers. These may be pink or red in bud and attract bats.
Heat and drought tolerant, Parry’s agave requires perfectly drained sandy or gravelly soil and full sun. It is an outstanding plant for desert gardens, containers or conservatories. Over time it can form large colonies.
12 - 5
7 - 12
H1, H2, 2b, 3a, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Cactus or Succulent
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Southwestern United States, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Light Yellow, Ivory
Brown, Sandy Brown
Blue Green, Gray Green, Gray
Gray Green, Gray
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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