Agave murpheyi 'Engard'
Murphey's Century Plant
Item #: 7304
Zones: 8b to 10b
Height: 24" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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(aka: Agave HBG 34167) Agave murphyi 'Engard' is a rarely available, slow-growing form of the sterile pre-Columbian hybrid century plant (Agave palmeri x Agave vivipara), selected in the wilds of Arizona in 1974 by the late director of Arizona's Desert Botanical Garden, Rodney Engard. It was later introduced to cultivation in 2004 by California's Huntington Botanic Garden' International Succulent Introduction program. Agave 'Engard' forms an 2' tall x 3' wide, usually solitary rosette of narrow green foliage, edged with a wide golden border and a row of small teeth. Agave murphyi 'Engard' produces a 12-15' tall spike when mature, but after flowering produces apomictic bulbils (mini plant clones) instead of seed.