Agave parryi

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Agave parryi Engelm.

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate-lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Agave parryi is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Agave parryi was described by Georg Engelmann. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agave parryi is a species in the genus Agave which contains approximately 257 to 341 species and belongs to the family of the Agavaceae (Century-plant Family). The type species of the genus is Agave americana.

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 15 to 45 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Agave parryi is evergreen. The yellow-green, simple leaves are basal. They are ovate-lanceolate with spiny margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Agave parryi produces panicles of yellow funnel-shaped flowers from May to June.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Agave parryi is native to Arizona and Mexico.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: drought

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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