Artichoke Agave
Artichoke Agave
Artichoke Agave
Artichoke Agave
Artichoke Agave

Artichoke Agave

Agave parryi var. truncata

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Common Names

Agave, Artichoke Agave

Plant Description

Full sun. Evergreen. Considered one of the most attractive small agaves, with short blue leaves, jet-black spines, and a nearly flat-topped rosette allowing easy appreciation of its designer form.

Common in the horticultural trade, artichoke agave is a popular subject for pots and rock gardens; many varieties are available. It's winter-hardy to 0 degrees F; do not apply water in winter.

Plants produce plentiful offsets.

Plant Details


coupon eligible: Yes

watersaver: Yes

flower color: Yellow

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Hummingbirds, Bats

sunlight requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Garden Mixed, Thin

invasive: No

plant category: agave


Occasional grooming to remove damaged leaves. Wear gloves; sap and thorn can cause severe skin irritation.

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