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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
cabbage head agave
Agave can be perennial or monocarpic succulents, forming rosettes of usually rigid, fleshy, spiny-edged leaves, with funnel-shaped flowers in racemes or panicles often much taller than the rosettes
A. parrasana is a slow-growing, rosette-forming, compact succulent to 60cm tall and wide. The short and broad, waxy, overlapping leaves are a pale blue-green with hooked teeth along the margins. After a number of years, flowers that are red in bud, but opening to yellow, are borne in panicles on sturdy stems reaching up to 6m high
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in cactus compost in full light. Water freely in summer, giving a low-nitrogen feed three or four times. Water less in autumn and keep dry in winter. Can move outdoors for summer. See cacti and succulent cultivation for further information
Propagate by seed, or remove offsets
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Low Maintenance
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Gravel Garden
Pruning None required
Pests Prone to scale insects
Generally trouble free
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