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Agave parryi v. couesii (Coues Agave)

Agave parryi v. couesii
Couesii Century Plant

One of the smaller and more cold hardy selections of A. parryi, this variety grows to about 18 inches tall x 2 feet wide, with many offsets. This plant suckers freely to form large clumps of flat-topped rosettes. Its leaves are linear and are blue green in color. This variety is native to central Arizona, occurring at elevations from 4500 to 8000 feet. At the end of its life cycle a stunning flower spike emerges, with red buds opening to reveal bright yellow flowers. The mother plant dies, but the pups (offsets) continue the population. This agave will need some additional moisture in heat of summer. It is very cold hardy, tolerating temperatures down to 0° F.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 2' (ft)
Spread 2' (ft)
Spacing 2' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Heat, Rabbit
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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