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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 on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we 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 Agave 'Chisum'.
 
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