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Huachuca Agave

Huachuca Agave

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave parryi var. huachucensis, commonly referred to as Huachuca Agave, is distinguished by its compact, symmetrical rosettes of thick, blue-green leaves. The leaves are shorter and wider than those of the typical Agave parryi and are edged with dark spines. The rosette's dense, rounded form and the striking coloration of its foliage make it a visually appealing addition to any garden.

Native to the higher elevations of the American Southwest, particularly the Huachuca Mountains in Arizona, this agave variant is adapted to rocky, mountainous terrain. It is highly drought-tolerant and well-suited for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert landscaping. Its smaller size also makes it an excellent choice for container gardening, where it can be a striking patio or balcony feature.

Huachuca Agave requires minimal maintenance, thriving in well-drained soils and needing only occasional watering. It prefers full sun to develop its best form and color but can tolerate some shade, particularly in hotter climates.

The flowering of Huachuca Agave is a rare and impressive event. When it blooms, the plant produces a tall spike, often reaching several feet in height, adorned with bright yellow flowers. This event is significant for the plant's life cycle and attracts various pollinators. After flowering, the main plant typically dies but may produce offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

In summary, the Huachuca Agave is a striking, low-maintenance plant, ideal for adding a touch of desert beauty to gardens. Its adaptability to dry conditions, combined with its unique form and color, makes it a valued choice for gardeners seeking to create an impactful and water-wise landscape.

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