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Item ID: 28
Family: Agavaceae
Genus: Agave
Species: parryi var. huachucensis
Common Name: Huachuca Agave
Habitat: Usually found from 4,000 to 8,000 feet elevation from the desert grasslands to the oak woodland and pine forest in mountainous areas.
Range: Southeastern Arizona, Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico
Care: A very easy Agave to grow in and around the Tucson area and can be grown in full sun or partial shade. This Agave requires very little care except for the occasional summer watering prior to the monsoonal rainy season.
Propagation: By seed and offsets
Size: From 25 inches wide and 30 inches tall
Shape: Rosette
Flowers: The inflorescence of this plant can be quite spectacular. The color of the flowers are a bright yellow.
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Photo courtesy of Vonn Watkins 2001

This Agave is a very attractive species that is common in many gardens around Arizona. The tight clustered blue/gray green leaves are an eye catching favorite and no garden should be without this Agave. It can take temperatures down to around 12 degrees farenheit.

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