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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
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".  The information about Agave parrasana 'Fireball' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.