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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
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. parryi is a rosette-forming, evergreen, perennial succulent. The leaves are grey-blue, tipped and edged with short, dark spines. After many years, dense clusters of yellow flowers, tinged red or pink in bud, are produced on a massive, branched, tree-like stem up to 5m tall
Arizona, Texas & N Mexico
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
Propagate by seed, or remove offsets
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to scale insect
Generally problem free
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