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Parry's Agave

 

Often referred to as the "artichoke agave" due to its resemblance of a giant artichoke. This is a small solitary or colonizing agave with rounded rosettes of 100-160 tightly held rigid, broadly ovate, light grey leaves with dark toothed margins and stout terminal spine.

Agave parryi

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth, thick, rigid

Leaf length : 10-16"

Leaf width : 3-5"

Leaf shape : Broadly ovate with sharp tip and toothed margins

Leaf color : Light grey

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : This plant is monocarpic - it will flower only once then die. Flowering may occur after 20 years or more of plant growth in the ground. Remove flower before buds form to prolong plant life.

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1 1/2 - 2 1/2

Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 2b, 3, 6-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes