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Products > Mangave 'Black Magic' PP34,692
Mangave 'Black Magic' PP34,692 - Black Magic 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
Synonyms: [Mangave 16-36-7]
Parentage: (Mangave Moonglow' x Mangave '12-11-2)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
x Mangave 'Black Magic' PP34,692 - A very dark succulent with rosettes to 10 inches tall by 2 feet wide with flat to slightly guttered lance shaped leaves that are slightly decurved towards the tips and have lighter colored soft teeth along the margin. These leaves are so heavily spotted with dark purple to make the entire plant look a blackish-purple color when grown in bright light.

Plant in full to half day sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation - the brighter the light the more pronounced the burgundy spotting. Cold hardiness on this variety is not well documented but it is thought to be hardy and evergreen down to the mid 20s F and useful in USDA Zones 9 and above. A great looking plant in a container or in the garden where the climate is mild in winter - it is the darkest of all of the Mangaves.

Mangave 'Black Magic' was introduced in 2020 as part of Walters Gardens Mad About Mangave Collection and is a complex Manfreda and Agave hybrid created by Hans Hansen. Its seed parent was Mangave Moonglow', itself a hybrid between Mangave 'Bloodspot' and Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chips', and its pollen parent was an unreleased proprietary hybrid Mangave known by the breeder code 12-11-2. It received US Plant patent PP34,692 in October 2022. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens

This information about Mangave 'Black Magic' PP34,692 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.