Agave Parryi Truncata - Artichoke Agave - Cactus And Succulents Maui Hawaii
Photograph - Fine Art Photography - Macro
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Agave parryi truncata - Artichoke Agave - Cactus and Succulents
Dense, symmetrical rosettes of wide blue-gray leaves are abundant, developing large clumps.
Bloom spikes emerge from older rosettes, which die after flowering - the plant is perpetuated by "pups" or offshoots.
A bright accent in the waterwise landscape or a nice groundcover when mass planted.
Species: parryi var. truncata
Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native, Waterwise
Landscape uses: Barrier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Seacoast Exposure
Flower colour: Agave parryi var. truncata - A compact rosette-forming succulent with broad, short, squared-off blue-gray leaves which have prominent reddish-brown teeth and terminal spines.
Individual plants grow to 2 to 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide.
When the plants are mature, a flower spike rises 10 to 20 feet high bearing orange buds that open yellow
Agave parryi, known as Parry's agave or mescal agave, is a slow-growing agave native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.
The leaves are grey green and have a spine at the tip. One of the distinguishing features is that the point on the tip, which is typically dark tan, brown, or black, is darker than the leaf.
Indentations of previous leaves show on the back of each leaf.
The Huachuca variety grows in a rosette pattern as large as 2½ feet in diameter.
Aged agave die after blooming, as all leaf and root resources are put into the stalk, flowers, and seeds.
It may be propagated by either offset, which we call keiki (baby plants taken from near the base of the mother plant) or seed.
A. p. var. parryi
A. p. var. truncata
A. p. var. huachucensis
Fort Huachuca Agave
This beauty is a keiki . . a baby and is so very beautiful . . .
Photographed in a Kula nursery upcountry on Maui
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November 21st, 2012
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