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New Mexico Agave

New Mexico Agave

Regular price $169.40 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. neomexicana, known as the New Mexico Agave, is distinguished by its dense, symmetrical rosettes of thick, blue-gray to green leaves. The leaves are edged with dark, sharp spines and end in a prominent terminal spine. This agave's compact form and attractive leaf coloration make it a popular choice for ornamental use in gardens.

Native to the high-altitude regions of New Mexico, this agave is well-adapted to the arid and semi-arid climates of the American Southwest. It is highly drought-tolerant and ideal for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert landscaping. Its moderate size also makes it suitable for container gardening, where its striking appearance can be showcased.

New Mexico Agave is low-maintenance, requiring well-drained soil and minimal watering once established. It thrives in full sun, where it can develop its best color and form, but it can also do well in partial shade, especially in hotter regions.

The flowering of New Mexico Agave is a significant event. The plant produces a tall flower spike, sometimes reaching several feet in height, adorned with bright yellow flowers. This bloom is an important attraction for pollinators and marks the end of the plant's life cycle. However, before dying, it often produces offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, the New Mexico Agave is an excellent choice for adding structural interest and a touch of the desert to a garden. Its drought tolerance, combined with its unique form and color, make it a valuable plant for creating visually impactful and water-efficient landscapes.

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