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Products > Agave 'Parracolorata'
 
Agave 'Parracolorata' - Cabbage Mescal Ceniza
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. parrasana x A. colorata)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Agave 'Parracolorata' A very attractive agave with a 2 foot tall rosette of upright silvery-gray leaves that prominently display, on the outwardly exposed surfaces, the bud imprints left by the leaves below. Plant in full sun with little irrigation required. Ultimate hardiness not known but not damaged by any frosts we have experiences and likely hardy to around 15 F. This plant was a selection we made in 2012 from plants grown from seed collected by Brian Kemble from Agave parrasana that he hand pollinated with pollen from Agave colorata in the spring of 2007. All the resulting seedlings were Intermediate between the species - more open than typical Agave parrasana with thinner darker leaves than typical A. colorata. This clone was selected and named by us in 2015 because of its very strong attractive bud imprinting.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Agave 'Parracolorata'.
 
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