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Agave 'Chisum' - Ron Chisum's Agave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Agave gypsophila x A. colorata)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave 'Chisum' (Ron Chisum's Agave) - A midsized attractive agave hybrid with pale gray 2 foot long arching deeply and canaliculated lanceolate leaves that have large mammilate teeth along the margins and a long narrow leaf tip with a short terminal spine. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Water infrequently. Hardy to the mid 20sF . An interesting and attractive hybrid agave. This hybrid was created by Ron Chisum, a north San Diego County dentist and member of the Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society, by crossing the form of Agave gypsophila that is now correctly called Agave pablocarrilloi with Agave colorata. Our first plant of the initial cross came to us from Jeff Moore of Solana Succulents but our current crop is from seed supplied to us by Ron Chisum that are F2 hybrids from seed that resulted from self-pollination of a plant from his initial cross.  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 Agave 'Chisum'.
 
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