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    Agave parryi var. truncata

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    Artichoke Agave (7889268080895)
    Artichoke Agave (7889268080895)
    Artichoke Agave (7889268080895)
    Artichoke Agave (7889268080895)
    Artichoke Agave (7889268080895)

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    Artichoke Agave

    Artichoke Agave

    Agave parryi var. truncata

    Regular price $69.95
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    Mature height
    2-3 ft.
    Mature Width
    3-4 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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    Agave parryi var. truncata is extremely popular for its blue-grey foliage and compact form resembling an artichoke. This beautiful agave effortlessly captures the imagination with its architectural elegance and symmetrical structure. The enchanting Artichoke Agave provides the perfect balance of excitement and serenity in a garden.

    This form of Agave parryi is a favorite with its compact, dense rosette and broader, rounder, shorter leaves. The bright glaucous blue-grey leaves are very wide with stubby or blunt edges and dark reddish-brown, curved teeth on the margins and a slightly wavy terminal spine. As the plants approach maturity, the upper leaves become more tapered. Slow growing, this handsome agave can be solitary becoming 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide eventually forming a colony with many offsets.

    In the landscape, Agave parryi var. truncata is a distinguished focal point with its architectural symmetry. The cool blue hues compliment the golden spines of Echinocactus grusonii (Golden Barrel Cactus) or stand out against dark green foliage. Use in containers, or as an accent, grouping, or border in the garden. Artichoke Agave is suited to a variety of landscape styles including minimalist, mid-century modern, contemporary, succulent or rock gardens.

    Easy to grow and drought tolerant, Agave parryi var. truncata is low maintenance and an ideal choice for gardens of all sizes. With its distinctive shape and dramatic foliage color, the Artichoke Agave adds beauty and structure to the landscape. Order today for delivery to your home.

    Plant care

    Plant your Agave parryi var. truncata in well-draining soil. Use a porous soil like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix to mix with your native soil or use straight out of the bag as a potting mix for patio containers.

    Plant in full sun then thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water as needed when the soil is completely dry. Cold hardy to 15℉

    The blue-grey leaf color of Agave parryi var. truncata can vary in hue depending on soil, climate, culture, and genetics. Other variations may occur depending on propagation methods: seedlings, offsets, or tissue culture. The reddish black wavy or wiggly terminal spine is a good indicator for this variety.

    Agave parryi var. truncata will eventually produce numerous pups to form a colony. To maintain spread or a solitary form, use a sharp shovel, hand saw, or pruners to divide pups. They are easiest to remove when they are young and small.

    Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. The remaining offsets or pups will continue to grow until they mature and flower. Agave parryi var. truncata typically matures and blooms after 10 years on a 11-20 ft. tall stalk.

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    Q: Is Agave parryi var. truncata a fast grower?
    A: Agave parryi var. truncata is a slow growing agave reaching 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide at maturity.

    Q: Does Agave parryi var. truncata produces pups?
    A: Agave parryi var. truncata eventually produces numerous offsets that will form a colony.

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