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Products > Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' PP 31,628
Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' PP 31,628 - Jumping Jacks Mangave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [xMANG 15-25-5]
Parentage: ((Agave x Manfreda x Polianthes) x Mangave)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
x Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' PP 31,628 - A very unusual and exciting new evergreen succulent plant that grows to 14 inches tall by 27 inches wide with narrow pliable gray-green leaves that are lightly maroon spotted . When it matures, after 2 to 3 years, it produces an erect branching inflorescence to 4 to 6 feet bearing beautiful yellow flowers and then suckers from the side of the flowering rosette. Looks a bit like a giant Mangave 'Bloodspot', which makes some sense as it has this plant in its parentage. Little is currently known about the cultural requirements of this plant but likely it will do best planted in full sun to part shade in a well-drained soil and irrigated infrequently to occasionally. It should prove evergreen and hardy to 20 to 25 F. x Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' comes from the creative work of Hans Hansen, who has rocked the succulent plant world in recent years with his Mangave Madness Series that were introduced by Walter's Gardens in Michigan. This hybrid was named by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery to honor Hans, who created this tri-generic hybrid by crossing different species of Agave, Manfreda, and Polianthes. This group of closely allied plants has been combined into Agave by some taxonomists, while others for quite obvious reasons still consider each to be a valid and a separate genus. x Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' was created on Nov. 5, 2014 when Hans crossed 'HAN12-83-9', a trigeneric hybrid involving Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii, with x Mangave 'Bloodspot', which is thought to be a a hybrid between Agave macroacantha hybrid and Manfreda maculosa. This new creation received us Plant Patent PP 31,628 on March 31, 2020. One aspect of this hybrid that was surprising to us was the lack of much fragrance to the flowers as this is certainly something that Polianthes and even Manfreda could have brought in. The picture on this page courtesy of Plant Delights Nursery. 

This information about Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' PP 31,628 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.