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Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' PPAF - Jumping Jacks Mangave

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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
Parentage: (Agave x Manfreda x Polianthes)
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' PPAF - 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 - to us it looks a bit like a giant Mangave 'Bloodspot. When it matures, after 2 to 3 years, it produces an erect branching inflorescence to 6 feet bearing beautiful yellow flowers and then suckers from the side of the flowering rosette. 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 the plant in 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. This plant has in its parentage Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi, Agave macroacantha, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii. 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.  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 observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing x Hansara 'Jumping Jacks' PPAF.