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Agave 'Sonoita Vineyards'

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Southwest (U.S.) (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. parry x A. palmeri)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Agave parryi x palmeri 'Sonoita Vinyards' - An upright medium to small-growing rosette-forming succulent to 2 feet tall and as wide with upright olive-green lanceolata leaves with reddish brown spines - seems mostly solitary but suckering upon flowering. Flowers were not observed but the inflorescence was about 9 feet tall and branched. This plant was discovered growing in rows of Syrah grapes at 'Sonoita Vineyards' within the overlapping range of Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis and Agave palmeri and appearing intermediate to these plants. While visiting the type locality for Agave parry ssp. huachucensis during the 2009 CSSA conference in Tucson we were led to this site by Brian Kemble, who remembered finding this plant on a previous excursion. We received persmission to enter the vinyard by Mike Dupont, vineyard manager and found the plant in a row of Syrah grape where we collected a small amount of seed.  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 'Sonoita Vineyards'.
 
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