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

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Red, Yellow


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


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