Photo by T. Avent taken at Huntington Gdn, CA
Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana 'Sunspot'
Sunspot New Mexican Hardy Century Plant
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Item #: 3326
Zones: 7b to 10b, guessing
Height: 12" tall
Origin: United States
(aka: Agave neomexicana) This exciting 2010 introduction is a creamy yellow-edged sport of the North American native (two counties in Southern New Mexico) Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana, discovered by High Country Gardens' founder, the late David Salman. Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana 'Sunspot' makes a 1' tall x 20" wide, tightly-offsetting specimen that thrives in full sun in well-drained, winter-dry soils. Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana is a xeric plant...it really dislikes water. Although the parent Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana is reliable in Zone 6, we are estimating the winter hardiness of Agave 'Sunspot' to be less until we know otherwise. Quantities are limited.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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