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Agave parryi (Mescal)

Agave parryi Photo/Illustration: Charles Mann

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Agave parryi ah-GAH-vay PARE-ee-eye Common Name: Mescal 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.
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
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
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, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Cacti and Succulents

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