Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis 'Excelsior'
Excelsior Hardy Century Plant
Item #: 7868
Zones: 7b to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 6" tall
Origin: Mexico, United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: 'Kitsuyoteh Hakafu', 'Mediopicta Alba') Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis 'Excelsior' started its life as a seedling from California's Excelsior Gardens around 1967 and was first commercialized in the 1980s by Nature's Curiosity Shop. The 6" tall x 18" wide tight blue rosettes are highlighted by a 1.25" wide chartreuse central stripe. Agave 'Excelsior' grows extremely slow, but will eventually begin to offset sparingly. Agave 'Excelsior' has been winter hardy here for well over a decade, but must be kept very dry in winter...a splendid addition to our line of winter hardy agaves.