x Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' PP30,904 (Freckles and Speckles Mangave) - This attractive evergreen succulent plant forms a cluster of rosettes to 8 inches tall by 18-20 inches wide with fleshy narrow mint green leaves that have a lavender overlay and are lightly freckled with dark burgundy spots and edged along the curled back margin with rubbery fine teeth and a rose pink terminal spine. Mature plants are topped with a 6' tall flower spike.
Both the lavender color and the "freckles" are most pronounced in full sun but it can be plant there or in half day sun in a well-drained soil and given occasional to regular irrigation. Reported to be hardy to around 20°F and useful in USDA Zones 9-10 and noted as resistant to deer and rabbit predation. A great sized plant to combine other smaller succulents in a mixed container planting!
This plant is a 2017 introduction from the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' is the result of a complex cross involving Agave macroacantha, A. geminiflora, A. pablocarrilloi (AKA Agave gypsophila, Hort.) as well as a couple different Manfreda cultivars. It received U.S. Plant Patent PP30,904 in September 2019. We grew this attractive Mangave from 2018 until 2020. It was a great looking plant as a single but it flowered young and suckered profusely afterwards, which made its appearance not as desirable.
Information about Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' PP30,904 displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.