A small plant, about one to one and a half feet tall, with light glaucous gray to light green leaves in a symmetrical rosette. sword-like leaves with a spine on the tips. It flowers once, often after about 15 years, and then the original plant dies. The inflorescence has red or orange-red flower buds that hold golden yellow flowers and can be 10′ tall.
Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee PAIR-ree-eye - nee-oh-meks-ih-KAN-uh
Species Meaning: Named for Dr. Charles Christopher Parry, 19th century English-born American botanist and collector with the Pacific Railway Survey - Fro New Mexico
Agave parryi subspecies neomexicana is native to New Mexico, USA.
It sends out pups continuously and it is fairly easy to separate these and pit them up.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19015
Found in Greenhouse,
In here for protection from winter rains.
So far it has remained in a pot awaiting locations in either the garden of the Giants, or in the modern garden – neither of which is ready for it yet.
We acquired this plant from Joy Creek.