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Agave parrasana (Cabbage Agave)

Agave parrasana
Cabbage Head Agave, Cabbage Head Century Plant

This hardy little agave is native to Coahuila, Mexico, at elevations from 4500 to 8000 feet. It is very similar in appearance and growth habit to the Agave parryi. A solitary plant, it forms a tight, symmetrical rosette of stout grey leaves which are edged with small teeth and end in a sharp spine. Its tall, branched flower spike forms clusters of bright yellow flowers edged in purple. It tolerates full sun but prefers some light shade in low deserts.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1'-2' (ft)
Spread 1'-2' (ft)
Spacing 24" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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