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Products > Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949
Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949 - Purple People Eater Mangave

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Mangave 'Bloodspot' x A. pablocarrilloi)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949 - A stunning plant to 14 inches tall by 24 inches wide with blue-green recurved leaves so covered densely with purple spots so that the leaves appear bathed in a blush of purple. The leaves are deeply caniculate with the upright margins displaying the yellow-orange to reddish brown teeth and a darker terminal spine. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This plant is a 2017 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants and is a hybrid was created by Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan that is the result of crossing x Mangave 'Bloodspot with Agave pablocarrilloi (AKA Agave gypsophila, Hort.). It received its U.S. plant patent in December 2018. The name comes from the famous 1958 novelty song by actor singer Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley titled "Purple People Eater" with such lines as "It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater, one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater, Sure looks strange to me!". The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens 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 Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29,949.