Mad About Mangave® Collection

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Why Mangave?

Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, as a cross between the genus Manfreda and Agave. These rare hybrids combine the best of both worlds: the better growth rate and the interesting patterns of Manfreda, and the habit and refinement of Agave. We are very excited (shall we say mad?) about our new hybrids from Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing. Growers will appreciate the fast growth rate of Mangave-these hybrids finish more quickly than Agave, thanks to their Manfreda parentage. Look to the future for more interesting and unique looks to join the collection!

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'Aztec King' Mangave

This certainly is a "king" of Mangave! Make sure you give this succulent plenty of room to grow so it can achieve its maximum potential. Wide, broad silvery green leaves are covered with burgundy flecks and form a very large rosette. A large terra cotta pot or a 3-gallon container will show off its impressive size the best.

Height: 20-24" | Spread: 38-42"

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'Bad Hair Day' Mangave

If only your bad hair days looked this good! Like a head of hair, this plant produces narrow, flat lime green leaves that form an arching habit. Each leaf blade has light blush red spotting with a distinct blush toward the tips of the leaves. This is very easy to handle due to its soft, flexible leaves. This plant looks amazing in decorative containers, especially face planters. Our hardiest Mangave to date. One of our favorites!

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 18-20"

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'Black Magic' Mangave

An easily recognizable variety that you can identify by its near back leaves. The long, flat, lance-shaped leaves are so heavily spotted that they appear to solid black. In containers, this leaf tips of this succulent will arch downward. Beautiful in both mono and combo containers. Give it plenty of UV light to get the richest black color.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 20-24"

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'Blazing Saddles' Mangave

This is certainly destined to be a star in any landscape! Green leaves are heavily spotted with clear red coloring. The leaves are so heavily spotted that the leaves appear to have solid red bands with green margins. A relatively low profile to the compact habit makes this plant perfect for framing containers.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 12-14"

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'Carnival' Mangave

This sport of 'Jaguar' has the opposite variegation of the equally beautiful 'Kaleidoscope'. Long, lance-shaped leaves are dark green with wide, creamy yellow centers. Newer leaves have chartreuse centers. A smattering of subtle, light red spots dot the leaves, giving a blush tone to the leaves. Its brilliant coloration makes a great specimen in a container.

Height: 18-24" | Spread: 24-30"

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'Catch a Wave' Mangave

Surf's up with the unique looking, wild and wavy leaves of this succulent! 'Catch a Wave' is a second generation Mangave with more Agave parentage, which shows in its characteristics. Very thick, silvery blue-green leaves are generously covered with restrained dark spotting. The margins curl upward to show off its marginal teeth. Its upright habit makes it look equally cool from a side view as it does from the top.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 18-20"

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'Center of Attention' Mangave

This will certainly be the center of attention in your garden or patio! The vivid color palette of red, purple, and green will make your neighbors jealous. Each long, broad leaf has a central band that is burgundy red, while the surrounding margins are deep purple with hints of olive green. The colors are brought out best in full sun-and will appear greener under plastic or shade. A striking color that makes it an ideal choice as a centerpiece for combinations in containers and the landscape.

Height: 10-12" | Spread: 28-32"

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'Cherry Chocolate Chip' Manfreda undulata

This sport of 'Chocolate Chip' takes everything you loved about the original, but kicks it up a notch with its cherry red coloring. Like its parent, 'Cherry Chocolate Chip' forms a low, spreading rosette with long green leaves with chocolate spots and wavy-edged margins. The highlight of this beautiful succulent is its thin, creamy white margins. The spots that appear in this light margin are brilliant cherry red. The perfect choice if you're looking for something that arches over decorative containers.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 30-32"

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'Desert Dragon' Mangave

The more you look at this plant, the more you may expect it to come to life with its wide, twisty leaves. A ground-hugging succulent, the wiggly leaves are minty green and overlaid with dark purple spots. The perfect choice for the landscape or a low, wide container.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 22-24"

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'Dreadlocks' Mangave

The waviest leaf margin of any MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® to date, this ruffled beauty really kicks it up a notch. Dark green leaves are heavily peppered in mahogany spots (most concentrated at the center of the leaf), with darkest coloration in full sun with UV light. The relatively low, arching habit is the perfect for framing containers.

Height: 10-12" | Spread: 36-40"

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'Falling Waters' Mangave

The thick, blue-green succulent leaves on this unique Mangave cascade down the plant like a tranquil waterfall or a peaceful fountain. Each leaf has very faint spots that are more pronounced in UV light, with the overall effect highlighting the three-dimensional nature of the plant. The leaves fold upward to display heavily toothed margins. Showcase the arching habit of this premium Mangave in a container for a low-maintenance patio plant!

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 28-30"

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'Fiercely Fabulous' Mangave

A truly fabulous succulent, 'Fiercely Fabulous' would make a splash in any container or landscape. Wide leaves have serrated margins that form a beautiful upright habit. Gray-green leaves appear to be lightly airbrushed with burgundy red and dark spots cover the leaves. The upright habit comes with maturity; in the juvenile stage the habit is more low growing. One of the most striking of all the Mangave.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 16-20"

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'Freckles and Speckles' Mangave

A cute plant to match a cute name! Minty green leaves with a lavender overlay are lightly freckled with dark burgundy spots. Just like human freckles, the "freckles" and the overlay will be more pronounced in direct sunlight-in a greenhouse, the leaves will be greener. Margins curl up slightly to showcase its white, serrated edge. Finishing up the package are rose pink terminal spines. This is the perfect size and habit for combining with smaller scale succulents in containers!

Height: 8" | Spread: 16-20"

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'Frosted Elegance' Mangave

A dreamy, ethereal looking succulent with unique coloration that you won't want to miss. Silvery blue arching leaves have soft green central bands. The glaucous color is thanks to the waxy film that covers the leaves. A beautiful addition to any garden or container.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 12-14"

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'Inkblot' Mangave

This attractive succulent has a low, wide habit with large, attractive spotting from its Manfreda blood, and thick, wide leaves from its Agave blood. Dark green leaves with blood red spotting arch downward, perfect for framing decorative containers. Although striking white spines line the curled up margins, these aren't deadly like you would expect from Agave, but softer to the touch. More exposure to UV light will brighten the dark coloration and the spotting.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 18-22"

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'Jabber Jaws' Mangave

With deeply folded concave leaves, it's easy to see why this plant was named 'Jabber Jaws'! The prominent marginal teeth are on full display on medium green leaves. Well-defined burgundy spots dot the long, narrow leaves. A mid-size variety perfect for being the focal point in containers.

Height: 12-14" | Spread: 16-20"

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'Jumping Jacks' Hansara

From the hybridizing program that brought you Mad About Mangave® (Manfreda x Agave) comes a brand new genus for the succulent lineup. The first ever trigeneric cross of Agave, Manfreda, and Polianthes! Hansara inherit the characteristics that have made the Mangave cross so popular, with the addition of more upright habits and flexible leaves from their Polianthes parentage. Imagine what you do with your arms during jumping jacks, and you have the habit of this unique succulent. Long, narrow, extremely upright green leaves have a slight bronze overcast and light burgundy speckling.

Height: 14" | Spread: 24"

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'Kaleidoscope' Mangave

This incredible sport of Mangave ‘Jaguar' is named for the many different colors that are present on the leaves at any given time. The long, lance-shaped leaves are deep green with creamy yellow margins, with a narrow band of light creamy green where the centers and margins overlap. Bright rosy red dots lightly cover the leaves. Margins are lined with a thin rosy red edge, creating a unique look to the leaves. Direct sunlight draws the most intense coloration, and margins glow nearly orange due to the rosy red lining. The brightly colored leaves form an arching habit of foliage, perfect as a centerpiece for a container.

Height: 24-28" | Spread: 32-36"

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'Lavender Lady' Mangave

‘Lavender Lady' is a unique, feminine beauty whose solitary rosette habit and smoky purple coloration make it look very similar to an Echeveria. In direct sunlight, smoky purple leaves are formed at the top of the rosette and have subdued burgundy purple dots. As the rosette ages, the ovate leaves lighten to green, forming a two-tone effect. Each 1½" wide leaf has a cinnamon brown terminal spine. The margins are lined with tiny white spines; running your fingers along them feels like a comb, as they are fairly benign. Its broad leaves combine well with Mangave with narrower leaves, like ‘Man of Steel'.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 12-16"

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'Maverick' Mangave

A true maverick, this unique and showy plant bucks what you'd think of for a succulent! Long, sword-like leaves form an upright rosette. Intense burgundy spots almost completely cover the blue-green leaves. The color is best when exposed to direct UV light.

Height: 8" | Spread: 12-14"

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'Mint Chocolate Chip' Manfreda undulata

Enjoy this unique-looking succulent for its incredibly wavy leaves and intense spotting. Long, silvery blue-green leaves are succulent, but not as rigid as Agave. Near-black spotting is present on both on the fronts and backsides of the leaves, and contrasts beautifully with the lighter colored leaves. A very fine white margin lines the edges of the leaves with a serrated edge. Compared to ‘Chocolate Chips', this plant has wider leaves, darker spotting, and more silvery blue leaves. Its wide, ground-hugging, low habit lends itself well to combination succulent containers – try it with broader leafed Mangave!

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 18-24"

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'Mission to Mars' Mangave

A common nickname for Mars is the Red Planet, and this Mangave gets its moniker due to the unique, intense red coloration from the leaves. 2¾" wide, thick green leaves are heavily speckled with burgundy red, with spots that bleed into each other for an overall red appearance. The red coloration is brought out best in direct UV light and becomes subdued under heavy plastic. The 12in long leaves form arching habit, caused by the tips of the leaves curving downward. Margins curl upward to show off its cinnamon spines, a nice color complement to the red.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 20-22"

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'Moonglow' Mangave

This succulent has the surreal look of a moonlit night. 1" wide, silvery blue-green leaves practically glow with huge, contrasting dark purple spots to complete the effect. The spots will be more dramatic when exposed to more UV light levels from the sun. The 8-9" long, flat leaves are held rigidly straight from the base, forming a low, wide, and spiky habit. Tiny spines line the margins and terminal spines are relatively soft to the touch - much less lethal than Agave varieties.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 16-20"

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'Navajo Princess' Mangave

This succulent is one of our personal favorites with its clear and consistent variegation. Wide, cream margins are contrasted by deep blue-green centers. The rigid leaves form a relatively low horizontal habit that frames a container quite nicely. Minimal spotting near the crown is secondary to the bright green and cream color. Compared to 'Snow Leopard', 'Navajo Princess' have thicker, more heavily toothed leaves.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 18-20"

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'Night Owl' Mangave

This beautifully dark succulent has a similar habit as 'Silver Fox' but with near black leaves. Its dark color comes from its heavy dark spotting. The wide leaves gently undulate to show off its marginal spines. Plant in full sun for best color.

Height: 6-8" | Spread: 16-18"

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'Painted Desert' Mangave

The Painted Desert in the Southwest United States earned its name from explorers who marveled at the brilliant and varied colors of red, green, and even lavender. Like its namesake, 'Painted Desert' has an array of colors. Olive green leaves have a distinct lighter central band that is covered in red dots if exposed to UV light. Overall, the leaves have a dusty burgundy wash. The habit is upright, perfect for underplanting in containers. Compared to 'Blazing Saddles', this succulent has a more upright habit and a sharper distinction between margin and center colors.

Height: 8-12" | Spread: 18-20"

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'Pineapple Express' Mangave

The refined, spiky habit of this Mangave will remind you of the top of a pineapple. 1” wide, dark green leaves are long and slender, with pronounced burgundy spotting. The spots will be more pronounced when in full sun and exposed to UV light. A waxy coating gives the leaves a minty-green finish. Leaves are packed in tightly to form a spiky rosette. Tiny spines line the margins, and a very sharp, cinnamon terminal spine complete the spiky look. Plant this Mangave in a yellow or tan container to complete the pineapple look!

Height: 9-10" | Spread: 16-18"

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'Pineapple Punch' Mangave

This sport of 'Pineapple Express' has a similar habit of long, rigid leaves like the original, but with beautiful wide yellow margins. Red spots cover the leaves and are more pronounced in full sun, causing the yellow margins to appear have a glowing orange cast. A perfect accent plant for xeric gardens and containers.

Height: 14-16" | Spread: 22-26"

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'Praying Hands' Mangave

A brand new and totally different look than what you've seen in Mangave so far! Dark green leaves stay curled upward like a teardrop or an artichoke, where the cinnamon brown terminal spines nearly touch each other. 'Praying Hands' gets its unique habit from one its parents, Agave ochahui.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 8-10"

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'Purple People Eater' Mangave

This succulent is named after the famous novelty song, but it's not about to eat anybody! Rather, the extremely purple coloration is where it gets its name from. A neat rosette of thick, sturdy leaves that are blue-green with reddish-purple spotting. However, while walking by, the color will look purple. Bring out its best coloration in full sun; less intense exposure will produce greener leaves. Margins fold upward to show off its yellow, orange, and cinnamon brown spines. At the end of each leaf, there is a cinnamon terminal spine.

Height: 12-16" | Spread: 16-24"

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'Racing Stripes' Mangave

Like the name implies, this succulent's notable feature is its central band of lighter green to complement its dark green margins. The leaves are stiff but arch down slightly. Although 'Center of Attention', 'Racing Stripes', and 'Shadow Waltz' share the feature of a central stripe, they are all from different species of Agave and grow very differently. 'Racing Stripes' is the largest and most commanding, does not have the red coloration of 'Center of Attention', and has a more upright habit than 'Shadow Waltz'.

Height: 14-18" | Spread: 22-28"

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'Red Wing' Mangave

Looking for a focal point for your succulent container? You've found it with 'Red Wing' and its incredible stopping power. This succulent forms a very large, refined rosette comprised of a multitude of pronounced deep red leaves. Absolutely gorgeous for both containers and the landscape.

Height: 16-18" | Spread: 24-26"

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'Shadow Waltz' Mangave

The unique pattern of this Mangave will certainly catch your eye and make you want to dance. Long, narrow, graceful dark green leaves have a unique lighter central band. Stiff leaves have soft marginal teeth that are easy on the fingers. The habit is relatively low to the ground, especially on young plants. Leaves arches gracefully with age to form a compact, upright habit. This succulent looks attractive both in containers and the landscape.

Height: 10-12" | Spread: 22-24"

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'Silver Fox' Mangave

A stunning and exceptional variety in a color that you wouldn't expect to see in a Mangave! Just like the white fur of a silver fox, this succulent glows nearly white when you first glance at it. In reality, it's more of a light green covered with a thick waxy coating to give it that glowing color. Light blue-purple spotting appears underneath the coating, but is mostly unnoticeable from a distance. In addition to its wonderful color, 'Silver Fox' has a magnificent habit, with thick, arching leaves and defined marginal teeth.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 16-18"

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'Snow Leopard' Mangave

This variegated sport of 'Jaguar' has the long, lance-shaped leaves of the parent but with creamy white margins. Some cherry red spotting exists along the margins, but the bright variegation appears clear from a distance. Compared to 'Kaleidoscope', this has white margins (versus yellow) and dark spots cover the leaves and are pink when on the margin. UV light enhances the spots.

Height: 16-18" | Width: 22-24"

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'Sponge Paint' Mangave

This petite succulent is perfect for fairy gardens, small containers, or as an accent for larger succulents! The compact silver-gray rosette is lightly peppered with red flecks. Pronounced teeth line the margins and culminate in a terminal spine.

Height: 4-6" | Spread: 12-14"

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'Spotty Dotty' Mangave

This beautiful succulent is a complex cross between an Agave and a Manfreda. 'Spotty Dotty' gets its beautiful spots from its Manfreda blood, and its thick, wide leaves from its Agave parentage. Beautiful medium green leaves are covered with small, dark burgundy purple spots. Very wide leaves fold up at the margins, displaying its sienna orange marginal teeth and long terminal spines. Leaves completely overlap each other, leaving little to no gaps, creating a full looking plant that's perfect for containers. Its leaves are softly wavy, creating unique texture. This succulent maintains a relatively low profile.

Height: 8-10" | Spread: 16-18"

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'Thunderbird' Mangave

This smaller sized succulent has thick, flat leaves that are almost completely covered with dark red spots for eye-catching appeal. The leaves form an upright, refined rosette-perfect for growers looking for ease of shipping. The color is ideal for bringing interest to combination containers or a contrast to brightly colored pots.

Height: 8-12" | Spread: 10-12"

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'Tooth Fairy' Mangave

The name says it all, because the first thing you'll notice about this smaller scale Mangave are its "teeth." The long and pronounced spines are presented in a rainbow of colors, ranging from cinnamon brown to yellow to orange. Blue green leaves show off the array of colors even more, with faint spotting giving the thick leaves some character. Forms a singular rosette of succulent leaves.

Height: 10-12" | Spread: 16-18"

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