New Mexico Century Plant
Agave parryi var. neomexicana
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-GAH-vee PAIR-ee-eye nee-oh-meks-ih-KAY-nuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Thrives in lean, well-drained soils. Site away from reflected heat. In zones 5-6, avoid fall planting; best if established before first frost. Drought tolerant once established; looks best if watered periodically during the hot season. Once a mature rosette blooms, it will decline as new suckers below the rosette perpetuate the clump.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 10