Agave parryi

Also known as:

  • Agave parryi var. parryi
  • Century Plant
  • Agave patonii
  • Mescal Agave
  • Parry's Agave
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Plant Type

perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

7a-11

Size

H:1'-3'
W:1'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

lean, well-drained

Water Needs:

occasional, low, drought tolerant, dry in winter

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Foliage Color:

green, blue

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Strikingly handsome agave with blue-gray, sharp-spined leaves that show the imprint of newer leaves. To 2' tall at maturity, these are best in full sun and soil that is lean and very well-drained. Extra protection from winter moisture increases frost hardiness. Frost hardy in USDA Zone 8 with that excellent drainage. Good in containers as well, with extra protection in winter cold.

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Dramatic bluish-grey succulent foliage from compact rosettes. One of the most widespread and hardy agave species, A. parryi can withstand minus 29 Celsius. In our region protect from winter rain with extremely sharp drainage or overhead cover. Plants bloom once -- around the age of 20 -- but produce lots of pups to keep your clump going! We also grow var. truncata and var. huachucensis.

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Agave parryi parryi Parry's agave or mescal agave is a slow-growing agave native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. The leaves are grey green and have a spine at the tip. One of the distinguishing features is that the point on the tip, which is typically dark tan, brown, or black, is darker than the leaf. The rosette grows as large as 1 to 2 feet in diameter. Parry's Agave is evergreen. Mature plants produce a twelve-foot stalk with bright yellow blooms. They are monocarpic.

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Full Sun to Partial Sun. Outdoor. Up tp 15' tall spike with Orange to Yellow Flowers.

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Gray leaves. Sharp spines.

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Miniature century plant to 12" with pronounced spines, scooped leaf shape. Hardy to 20 °F.

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This is a beautiful giant form of parryi. It has silvery pale blue- green leaves and forms tight rosettes. Cold and drought tolerant. A superb addition to your agave collection.

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I’m loathe to describe plants as goods instead of, well, PLANTS (I’ve heard people refer to plants as “brands” instead of cultivars or species more than a few times. Scary!) but I still feel compelled to say that I think Agave parryi looks like it was designed rather than grown. Beautiful symmetry & form, compact size, plus those grey blue leaves & black thorns? It’s quite a package: slick, modern & it needs little in the way of water or care or thought. Grows from 1-3’ high & wide. Some forms sucker, some do not. Give it plenty of sun & a well drained spot if your soil is heavy & wet. If you’re very patient, you will get to see the 20’ tall blooming spike, with its golden yellow flowers. After blooming, the rosette will die. (So it goes.) This Mexican species is used to produce mescal beer. Ambitious home brewers, please report back to us with your results!

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A very cold hardy collection with silver-gray leaves from the snow swept conifer forests near Flagstaff.

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N. of Sedona, AZ. Tightly clumping agave with seriously impressive leaves and extremely sharp spines. A Cistus collection found north of Sedona Arizona, this form reaches 3' tall and wide. Best in full sun with excellent drainage and occasional water in summer for best appearance. Cold hardy to 0 °F, USDA Zone 7 if kept dry in winter.

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(Originally seeded as Agave patonii 'Compacta') Parry's Agave.

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Gray-green leaves of the hardiest known agave. Full sun, slow growing to 24" wide. One of the most hardy Agaves known and can go to -15 °F if dry. Does well in wet winters.

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