Artichoke Agave

Agave parryi var. truncata

An abundance of dense, symmetrical rosettes with wide, blue-gray foliage that forms 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 unique groundcover in mass plantings. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee PAIR-ee-eye trun-KAH-tuh
Average Size at MaturityRosettes 2 to 4 ft. wide on 5 ft. wide clumps; flower spikes to 20 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeBlooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHens & Chicks (Sempervirens); Agastache (Agastache); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun in cool coastal areas; shelter from harsh afternoon sun and reflected heat in hot summer areas. Drought tolerant once established, but looks best with periodic water in extreme heat. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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