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Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF - Night Owl Mangave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
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
x Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF (Night Owl Mangave) - A dramatically dark-leafed rosette forming succulent with solitary very symmetrical rosettes up to 1 foot tall by almost 2 feet wide. The broad arching recurved leaves undulate to show off the interesting toothed margins and are a glaucus gray color so heavily covered with dark purple spots that the leaves appear nearly black - this is the darkest of the Mangave hybrids to date. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This plant is noted to have a very similar habit to the very attractive Mangave 'Silver Fox' but with near black leaves. It is a 2020 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants that we first received in July 2020 and is a hybrid created by Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens in Zeeland Michigan that involved Agave macroacantha, A. gypsophila ssp. pablocarilloi and a couple of Manfreda species. Walters Gardens says of 'Night Owl': "Lovely architectural form and symmetry - one of the darkest leaf varieties to date." The picture on this page courtesy of Walters GardensThe information presented on this page is based on research that we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information that would aid others in growing Mangave 'Night Owl' PPAF.