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Products > Agave 'Chisum'
 
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 provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Agave 'Chisum'.
 
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