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Agave parrasana 'Meat Claw'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Agave parrasana Meat Claw

Meat Claw Hardy Century Plant

Item #: 8817

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This Yucca Do selection of the Mexican Agave parrasana was selected from a large block of seedlings at Arizona's Mountain States Nursery. Agave parrasana hails from the limestone mountains of Coahuilla, Mexico at elevations of 4,500' to 8,000'. Agave 'Meat Claw' is a compact, slow-growing, rarely offsetting clumper to only 10" tall x 1' wide in 8 years, composed of upright-held powder blue leaves...a great rock garden specimen. Agave 'Meat Claw' was selected for its wickedly-long hook-like spines that emerge bright red. Our clumps planted in 2001 have endured temperatures down to 6 degrees F. Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.

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