Agave parryi var. truncata

Artichoke Agave

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 3-4'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Mexico and Central America

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Colorful Foliage

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 2b, 3, 6-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

A Bit More

Named for its similarity to the edible thistle, the Artichoke Agave forms a cluster of wide, silver-blue foliage. Each leaf of the 2-3’ x 3-4’ rosette is rimmed with reddish teeth, tipped with an imposing, terminal spine. Locate Agave parryi var. truncata away from paths and deeper into beds to protect pedestrians and pets. At its maturity in 10-15 years, this striking agave blooms yellow flowers on tall stalks which attract hummingbirds. After blooming, the mother plant dies back, to be replaced with baby rosettes. Hardy to 15° F, plant these beauties in full sun with good drainage. The Artichoke Agave is a handsome choice for desert, Mediterranean, coastal and rock gardens.

A Bit More

Named for its similarity to the edible thistle, the Artichoke Agave forms a cluster of wide, silver-blue foliage. Each leaf of the 2-3’ x 3-4’ rosette is rimmed with reddish teeth, tipped with an imposing, terminal spine. Locate Agave parryi var. truncata away from paths and deeper into beds to protect pedestrians and pets. At its maturity in 10-15 years, this striking agave blooms yellow flowers on tall stalks which attract hummingbirds. After blooming, the mother plant dies back, to be replaced with baby rosettes. Hardy to 15° F, plant these beauties in full sun with good drainage. The Artichoke Agave is a handsome choice for desert, Mediterranean, coastal and rock gardens.