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Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana Artesia, NM

New Mexico Hardy Century Plant

Item #: 5867

Zones: 6a to 10b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

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This collection of Agave neomexicana hails from Artesia, New Mexico at around 3500' elevation. Agave neomexicana makes rosettes of blue-green foliage to 1' long. Agave neomexicana forms suckering offsets around the base of the mother plant...a very elegant specimen for the hot rock garden. In spring, a mature 2' wide specimen may be topped with a gigantic 10' tall flower spike adorned with cloudlike yellow tufts of flowers on both sides of the stalk....bizarre! Agave flowers attract hummingbirds.