Agave parryi ssp. truncata

Common Name: Agave, Hardy Century Plant

This species is often described as the most beautiful of all Agaves, but with so many gorgeous specimens out there, how can you pick just one favorite?  The beauty and grace of this formal looking Agave is undeniable. 

Its wide, rounded, blue-grey leaves form a perfectly symmetrical, rounded rosette just about as wide as it is tall.  Each leaf ends in a dark, pointed, terminal spike. 

When the plant reaches maturity, it produces an incredibly tall flower spike that can reach heights of 20 feet.  Agaves typically flower only once every 15-25 years.  Though the mother plant dies after flowering, it produces an abundance of offspring during its lifetime so you should have plenty to spread around the garden or to share with friends.  

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