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Mangave 'Red Wing' PPAF - Red Wing Mangave

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (Manfreda sp. x Agave shawii)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
x Mangave 'Red Wing' PPAF (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. This plant has yet to bloom in cultivation so flower details are yet unknown. The breeder, Hans Hansen, says of this plant 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. This plant is from the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. Mangave 'Red Wing' is the result of a cross between a Manfreda sp. and Agave shawii, a California native species. This plant has a U.S. Plant Patent pending. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  x Mangave 'Red Wing'.