Agave parryi var. huachucensis

Also known as:

  • Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis
  • Huachuca Agave
  • Artichoke Agave
  • Parry's Agave
  • Huachuca Mountain Hardy Century Plant
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Plant Type

perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

7b-10b

Size

H:2'-3'
W:2'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rocky, gritty

Water Needs:

occasional, low, drought tolerant, dry in winter

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Foliage Color:

blue

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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This form of Agave parryi from the Huachuca Mountains of southern Arizona differs from the typical form in being larger overall, reaching 4' across with many more leaves per rosette. It often has a more dusky blue-grey color than the typical form. Unfortunately it's not quite as cold hardy, reaching its lower limit in the neighborhood of 5 °F.

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Native to oak woodlands from Arizona to northern Mexico from 5,000' to 7,000', Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis is the largest member of the hardy Agave parryi group. The very wide, steely blue-grey foliage makes a striking rosette (in more ways than one) to 2' wide. In about 15 years, the clumps are topped with giant Jack and the Beanstalk-like flower spikes to 12' tall! The leaves of Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis are flatter and wider, but not as thick as A. parryi ssp. parryi. As with all agaves, winter drainage is absolutely critical for survival in cold climates.

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Native to oak woodlands from Arizona to northern Mexico from 5,000' to 7,000', Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis is the largest member of the hardy Agave parryi group. The very wide, steely blue-grey foliage makes a striking rosette (in more ways than one) to 2' wide. In about 15 years, the clumps are topped with giant Jack and the Beanstalk-like flower spikes to 12' tall! The leaves of Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis are flatter and wider, but not as thick as A. parryi ssp. parryi. As with all agaves, winter drainage is absolutely critical for survival in cold climates.

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Drought tolerant. Spiny.

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Makes a rounded clump of gray-green leaves. This high elevation native to Mexico makes a great container plant.

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From, yes, the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona and into northern Sonora, this beautiful gray/blue century plant forms a classic 20-24” artichoke shape, eventually offsetting to form small colonies. From mid-elevation (5-7000 ft) this, though not the most frost hardy of the parryi clan, takes 10 to 15 °F in stride, mid to upper USDA zone 8 -- lower if very well drained. Full sun and summer water in Mediterranean areas.

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A hardy and attractive species from AZ, NM and Mexico which handles temps down to 0 °F. This gets to just 2' high with gorgeous gray-blue leaves showing nice bud imprint patterns. Bloom stems 10-15' pink in bud opening yellow. Great drainage plus a good deer impaler.

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