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Parryi Agave

Parryi Agave

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave parryi, commonly known as Parry's Agave or Mescal Agave, is renowned for its dense, symmetrical rosettes of thick, blue-green leaves. The leaves are edged with spiny margins and end in a sharp terminal spine. This agave's striking leaf coloration and form make it a popular choice for ornamental gardening.

Native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, Agave parryi is adapted to arid conditions and high elevations. It's highly drought-tolerant and ideal for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert-themed landscapes. Its robust and compact form also makes it suitable for container gardening, where it can be a focal point on patios or balconies.

Agave parryi requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil and needs little water once established. While it thrives in full sun, it can also tolerate some shade, especially in extremely hot environments.

The flowering of Agave parryi is a significant and rare event. The plant produces a tall flower spike, sometimes reaching up to 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) in height, covered in yellow flowers. This spectacular display attracts a variety of pollinators. After flowering, the main plant typically dies but may produce offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

In summary, Parry's Agave is a striking and low-maintenance plant that adds a dramatic element to any garden. Its drought tolerance, along with its unique form and coloration, make it a highly desirable species for both aesthetic and practical landscaping in dry environments.

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