Agave parryi var. truncataItem #2522 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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 when mass planted. Evergreen.
- 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: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 InformationProvide 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.