Species: parryi truncata
Produced from tissue culture this hardy agave is a spectacular addition to any garden or pot . Perfect for sustainable yards striving for drought tolerant status. Agave parryi var. truncata – A compact rosette-forming succulent with broad, short, squared-off blue-gray leaves which have prominent reddish-brown teeth and terminal spines. Individual plants grow to 2 to 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide. When the plants are mature, a flower spike rises 10 to 20 feet bearing orange buds that open yellow – flowering usually occurs in summer. Plant in full sun. It requires very little to no irrigation in coastal gardens and is hardy to around 15° F. This agave, native from Durango to Zacatecas Mexico, is very attractive in the succulent garden as a large specimen plant or in large pots. It is often noted to be smaller than Agave parryi var. huachucensis , but in our experience this is one of the larger of the Agave parryi varieties. It is quite notable for its stubby, almost flat-topped rosettes that are somewhat reminiscent of an artichoke Zones 9-11 full sun.