Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis 'Desert Delight'
Desert Delight Century Plant
Item #: 10038
Zones: 7b to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 6" tall
Origin: Mexico, United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Agave parryi 'Desert Delight' is a 2023 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of an edged sport of Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis. The edge of each blue leaf is bordered with a muted chartreuse band. Unlike brighter variegated century plants, Agave 'Desert Delight' is as winter hardy as the non-variegated species. We have grown Agave 'Desert Delight' outdoors in the garden since 2017, in a location where the soil remains dry in the winter. We expect Agave 'Desert Delight' to mature around 6" tall x 18" wide.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Blue , Variegated
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Green Roofs , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants , Southwest Garden Plants
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