Botanical Name: Agave parryii
 Common Name: Parry's 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

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Entry, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

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  • Description

  • Notes

Agave has compact rosette form and grows slowly to about 2' x 2'. Leaves are grey-green, wedge-shaped and leave distictive impressions on the upper leaves as they grow. Particularly decorative. After several years will send up a flower stalk with bright yellow flowers in the summer. Like all agaves it will die after flowering. Very cold hardy. Accepts full sun. Native to Arizona and Chihuahuan Desert.
Frost tolerant to 15 F. Also try Agave macroacantha and Agave neomexicana.