Agave neomexicana

Agave parryi | Also known as: Parry's agave, Century plant, Maguey | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Parry's agave: this is the agave belonging to Parry, It's leaves are spiny so it's hard to carry

Agave parryi or Parry's agave is a succulent plant growing in a rosette shape about two feet in diameter. The wide thick leaves are a grey green colour, with a spiny dark tip and a toothed edge. This plant is drought tolerant and slow growing making it a low maintenance plant. Because of this it's a popular garden plant for desert areas. At the end of its life it will put forth yellow flowers on a stem that can be up to twelve feet in height. Be careful not to over water this agave as it will rot if it gets too wet.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in summer
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in Autumn
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in winter
  • Blue or grey-blue
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Dense
  • Rosette
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z9-11
Heat zone
  • H12-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -7 - 4
Heat days
  • 30 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Ornamental foliage and habit
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years