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Artichoke Agave


This is a handsome, dense rosette-forming variety with a truncated top that produces abundant colonies of offsets. The bright blue-grey glaucous leaves are inversely egg-shaped and have reddish-brown margins, teeth, and terminal spine. Use in mass plantings or in containers.

Agave parryi var. truncata

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glaucous

Leaf length : 4-12"

Leaf width : 3-5"

Leaf shape : Obovate with terminal spine; edges have teeth

Leaf color : Blue-grey

Flower Characteristics

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

Flower color : Orange

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Growth rate : Slow-Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone :m 10 to 15 F (Z8a)

Sunset zone : 2b, 3, 6-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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