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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 (now Asparagaceae)
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.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave parryi var. truncata (Gentry Form).
 
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