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Products > Mangave 'Man of Steel' PP29196
Mangave 'Man of Steel' PP29196 - Man of Steel Mangave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Mangave 'Bloodspot' x Agave stricta)
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 'Man of Steel' PP29196 - A tidy small symmetrical rosette forming plant to just under 1 foot tall by about 20 inches wide with 7 inch long quarter to half inch wide silver gray waxy sword-like leaves that are covered in small pin size purple spots, edged with tiny brown teeth and tipped by the same color flexible terminal spine. Multiplies well from the base of the plant before it ever flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade in a relatively well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It has proven hardy to around 20° F but with speculation is might prove hardier and be useful into USDA Zone 7b. This plant is a 2016 introduction in the Walters Gardens MAD ABOUT MANGAVEŽ Collection bred by Hans Hansen. The patent description notes that this plant is the result a cross in the summer of 2011 between Mangave 'Bloodspot' as the seed parent with the narrow leafed Agave stricta as the pollen parent. It was granted U.S. Plant Patent PP29196 on April 3, 2018.  The information about Mangave 'Man of Steel' PP29196 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.