Agave parryi ssp. truncata
Parry's Truncate Hardy Century Plant
Item #: 5247
Zones: 8a to 9b, at least
Height: 18" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Agave parryi ssp. truncata, considered one of the most beautiful of all the agaves, has a very limited native distribution. Found only in Durango, Mexico, it can best be described as short, fat, blue, and producing lots of offspring. Come to think of it, that also describes most of the guys at the local saloon on Saturday night. Each 18" tall x 18" wide robust clump is topped at maturity with a phallic bud that enlarges into a 5" diameter, 20' tall flower spike, which could easily be used for a flagpole...we like horticultural multi-tasking. When they finally open, the bright yellow, fragrant flowers are hummingbird favorites. Remember to keep Agave parryi ssp. truncata well-drained and dry in the winter months.