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Products > Mangave 'Mission to Mars' PP29393
 
Mangave 'Mission to Mars' PP29393 - Mission to Mars Mangave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Green Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Mangave 'Mission to Mars' PP29393 (Mission to Mars Mangave) - A very nice colorful and sculptural fast growing succulent plant that forms a rosette to 2 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide with gracefully recurved 2 foot long by 3 inch wide leaves that are thick and rubbery. These leaves are a gray-green color and so heavily spotted with red dots that they mostly appear a reddish gray color, much as one could image to be the color of the "red planet", Mars. The margins on the centrally channeled and upwardly recurved leaves are edged with cinnamon colored teeth. Plant in full to part sun, with the red coloration enhanced by the brightest light, in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. Hardiness on this variety is not yet known but it is speculated that I might be hardy to below 20°F and useful in USDA Zones 8 and above. This should prove to be a very nice large container or garden plant that adds a unique color to the palette. 'Mission to Mars' was a 2017 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection and is a complex hybrid created by Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan. The patent application notes that the seed parent was a Plant Delights Nursery Mangave designated as 'PDN#9' with the pollen parent being our native California agave Agave shawii. Plant Delights Nursery's plant reportedly involved Agave x pseudoferox (a hybrid thought to involve Agave americana, A. asperrima and A. gentryi) as well as a couple of Manfreda cultivars. We first received this plant for trial in January 2018 and it received US Plant Patent PP29,393 in June 2018. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters GardensThe information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Mangave 'Mission to Mars' PP29393.
 
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