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Products > Agave shawii 'Marginata'
Agave shawii 'Marginata' - Shaw's Variegated Agave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
x Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' PP29,599 (Tooth Fairy' Mangave) - A very attractive succulent plant with mostly solitary rosettes up to 1 foot tall by 17 inches wide with short thick upwardly inclined glaucus blue-gray lanceolate leaves that are densely patterned with pale purple spots. The leaves also have decorative small fine jagged eyelash-like teeth along the margins of the leaf and are tipped with an inch and a half long terminal spine, all which go through various shades or yellow, orange, red and cinnamon brown. These teeth also leave nice bud imprinting on both the upper and lower surfaces of adjacent leaves. Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. This unique plant looks more like an agave than many of the other Mangave hybrids, but with softer foliage and very attractive leaf coloration. It makes a nice smaller agave-like plant in the ground or as a container specimen. 'Tooth Fairy' is a 2018 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection of plants bred by Hans Hansen. Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' is a complex hybrid done in 2011 involving Mangave 'Bloodspot' as the seed parent, which itself is a hybrid believed to have originated in Japan that involved Agave macroacantha and Manfreda maculosa, with the pollen parent being our California mediterranean climate (both Upper and Baja) native agave, Agave shawii. It was granted U.S. Plant Patent PP29,599 on August 14, 2018.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Agave shawii 'Marginata'.