Agave parryi sp. neomexicana

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Common name:  New Mexico Century Plant


Native to mountainous dry deserts of southern New Mexico and west Texas., it grows small to medium-sized, clustering rosettes of stiff, well armed, 30cm long blue green leaves, thinner and slightly darker in colour than that of sp.parryi. A relatively slow growing species but a very cold hardy Agave which if kept dry can take severely cold temperatures.


  • Hardiness: H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5) much lower if dry
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun or partial shade, free draining gritty gravelly soil. Will tolerate pot culture for several years
  • Drought tolerance: Excellent
  • Size: up to 40cm in height and 60cm wide after 10-15 years
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery: yes