Mescal

Agave parryi

Photo/Illustration: 
Charles Mann
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Mescal (Agave parryi)
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Synonyms:  A. neomexicana
Genus:  Agave
This plant has a dense rosette of fleshy blue-gray leaves and produces tall, cream-colored flowers tinged with red or pink in summer.
Care:  Grow in full sun and dry to medium, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Remove offsets in spring or autumn.
Problems:  Scale and mealybug. Root rot is common in poorly drained soil.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Container
Style
Desert Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Cacti and Succulents

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