Agave parryi var. truncataItem #2522 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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Dense, symmetrical rosettes of wide blue-gray leaves are abundant, developing large clumps. Bloom spikes emerge from older rosettes, which die after flowering - the plant is perpetuated by "pups" or offshoots. A bright accent in the waterwise landscape or a nice groundcover when mass planted.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Rosettes 2 to 4 ft. wide on 5 ft. wide clumps; flower spikes to 20 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee PAIR-ree-eyePlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:6 - 24, 26 - 32Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Rosettes 2 to 4 ft. wide on 5 ft. wide clumps; flower spikes to 20 ft. tall.Special features:Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.Flower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsHens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Agastache (Agastache); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
- CareCare InformationThrives in lean, well-drained soil in full sun, away from reflected heat. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates drought once established; best with some supplemental water during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering as new rosettes form to perpetuate the plant.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.