Agave parrasana – (Cabbage Head Agave) seeds

$6.00

A handsome agave which is used to provide a focal point in beds ,borders, rock gardens and is an excellent container plant

Description

This plant grows slowly, forming a rosette of rigid,  fleshy, spiny overlapping blue-green leaves. It eventually grows to approx 60 cm wide and high.It bears funnel shaped flowers which are red in bud , but open as yellow. The flower panicles are densely packed , very colourful and can reach 6 metres in height . The flowering rosette dies after flowering, but offsets are produced at the base of the main plant and these will grow to replace the rosette which has flowered.

It has won the Royal Horticultural Society  Award of Garden Merit

It can be used as a point of interest to  beds and borders, and in rock and gravel gardens, and is excellent as a specimen plant in a container.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Cabbage Head Agave

Family

Asparagaceae

Maximum Height

approx 60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20