12 to 18 in.
18 to 24 in.
Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
USDA zones 5-10
hardy to 6,000 ft.
Parry's agave grows as a beautiful rosette of thick, blue, sword-like leaves with black tips. Compared to other agaves, this one is particularly rosette-like and uniform in shape.
This evergreen plant grows for many years. After one or two decades, it produces a long stalk with a panicle of yellow flowers, then dies. It may produce offshoots from the parent plant.
This is one of the only agaves that survives consistently at the Xeriscape Garden. It is a smaller agave, but has made it through many winters. If you're looking for an agave that will survive in Colorado Springs, this is a good option to try.
No maintenance required.