x Mangave 'Blazing Saddles' PP31,274 - A low compact Mangave to 8 inches tall by 14 inches wide with 1 inch wide lanceolate green leaves that are so heavily dotted with red spot spots that the centers of the leaves appear to be entirely red with only the thin leaf margins, which are edged with many closely spaced soft small teeth, remaining entirely green.
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 red color. 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. This plant's compact habit makes it a great choice for container gardening or for a select small spot in the garden.
Mangave 'Blazing Saddles' was introduced in 2018 as part of Walters Gardens Mad About Mangave Collection. It is a hybrid created by Hans Hansen that is the result of crossing the spineless small Agave nizandensis from Oaxaca Mexico with x Mangave 'Bloodspot' (itself considered to be a hybrid between Agave macroacantha and Manfreda maculosa) at the Walters Gardens facility in Zeeland Michigan in 2014. It was assigned the breeder code 14-171-15 and US Plant Patent PP31,274 was issued in December 2019 with the cultivar name 'Blazing Saddles'. The picture on this page courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Information about Mangave 'Blazing Saddles' PP31,274 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.