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Products > Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' PPAF
 
Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' PPAF - Freckles and Speckles Mangave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (complex hybrid)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' PPAF (Freckles and Speckles Mangave) - This attractive evergreen succulent plant forms a solitary rosette 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. Both the lavender color and the "freckles" are most pronounce in full sun. Mature plants are topped with a 6' tall flower spike. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give 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 has a U.S. Plant Patent pending.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing x Mangave 'Freckles and Speckles' PPAF.
 
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