Botanical Name: Agave parryi v. huachucensis
 Common Name: Huachuca Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Indoor, Patio, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Slow to 2 x 2'. Clump forming with a dense rosette. Short gray leaves with dark thorns on the margins. This is the largest of the subspecies of parryi with leaves 2' long. Subject to Agave weevils. Native to Cochise county in Arizona from 5000-9000', is more robust, has larger leaves and broader panicles with larger flowers than the species. Primarily found in oak and pine woodlands.
tolerates 15f