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Products > Agave parryi var. truncata (Gentry Form)
 
Agave parryi var. truncata (Gentry Form)
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
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. Our plants are from tissue culture of the Huntington Botanic Gardens plant (HBG 23389) that was collected by H. S. Gentry in 1951 in Durango near the Zacatecas border in Mexico.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have 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 parryi var. truncata.
 
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