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.
Information about Mangave 'Black Magic' PP34,692 displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.