San Marcos Growers LogoSan Marcos Growers
New User
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
Nursery Closure
Search Utilities
Plant Database
Search Plant Name
Detail Search Avanced Search Go Button
Search by size, origins,
details, cultural needs
Website Search Search Website GO button
Search for any word
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings


  for MAY

Natives at San Marcos Growers
Succulents at San Marcos Growers
 Weather Station

Products > Mangave 'Red Wing' PP31,459
Mangave 'Red Wing' PP31,459 - Red Wing Mangave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Mangave 'Red Wing' PP31,459
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Manfreda longiflora x Agave shawii)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
x Mangave 'Red Wing' PP31,459 (Red Wing Mangave) - A beautiful plant with fairly large solitary symmetrical rosettes up to 18 inches tall and 26 inches wide with wedge-shaped deep red colored leaves that narrow to a soft dark spine with lighter colored teeth along the margin and turns a orange color when mature. The breeder, Hans Hansen, said of early cultivar that it "shows the most red pigment to date. Under full sun conditions, the leaves are carnation red".

Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This not a particularly hardy Mangave hybrid owing to the one parent that is native to southern California, so will need protection from a hard frost in colder climates, but likely will prove a great plant in coastal California gardens where it might take it down to the low 20s and be reliable in USDA Zones 9 and above. It has been noted as resistant to deer and rabbit predation.

Mangave 'Red Wing' is from the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. It is the result of a cross between Manfreda longiflora and Agave shawii, a California native species. This plant received U.S. Plant Patent PP31,459 in February 2022.

We first received this attractive Mangave cultivar in 2018 and grew it for a few years. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens

This information about Mangave 'Red Wing' PP31,459 displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.