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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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Water when soil is completely dry.


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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 at maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when soil is completely dry.
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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