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Products > Agave parrasana 'Fireball'
 
Agave parrasana 'Fireball' - Variegated Cabbage Head Agave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow & Orange
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. wislizeni ssp. parrasana]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave parrasana 'FireBall'(Variegated Cabbage Head Agave) - This is the variegated form of the compact and solitary growing Agave parrassana that grows to 2 feet tall by about the same width. It has short broad waxy tightly-overlapping leaves that are a pale blue-gray color and have large teeth toward the leaf apex and are highlighted by the thin cream marginal variegation that is striking when backlit. As with the species these teeth make striking imprints on the adjoining newer leaves' backside. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to rarely. Hardy to 15 F. This plant was named by Xeric World's Allen Raphasy, from whom we received this plant in 2007. Allen noted that he had acquired it unnamed from Mike Mahan who told him it was from a plant found in the wild that was naturally variegated. Allen named it 'FireBall' for "its tight, compact, rosette that appears to be on fire with its bright yellow variegated margin".  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave parrasana 'Fireball'.
 
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