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Agave parryi var. huachucensis (Huachuca Agave)

Agave parryi var. huachucensis
Artichoke Agave, Parry's Agave, Huachuca Agave

Huachuca Agave is native in southern Arizona and into the Mexican state of Chihuahua. In Arizona it is found primarily in the Huachuca mountains, but ranges as far north as Mt. Lemmon near Tucson. Plants occur from about 5000 to 7000’ in elevation. Individual heads will grow to about 2 feet tall and wide, and they can produce many offsets. Its leaves are wide and blue-green in color, armed with many teeth and a terminal spine. At the end of its life cycle a stunning flower spike emerges with bright yellow flowers. The mother plant dies, but the pups (offsets) continue the population. This agave is best suited to full sun in the middle and higher elevations, but will tolerate some shade too.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 36" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Acid
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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