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Products > Mangave 'Black Magic' PPAF
Mangave 'Black Magic' PPAF - Black Magic Mangave
Image of Mangave 'Black Magic' PPAF
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: (Manfreda x Agave complex hybrid)
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' PPAF - 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 black 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. '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. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters GardensThe information about Mangave 'Black Magic' PPAF displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments 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 it.