AZ Arboretums

Agave huachucensis
(Agave parryi huachucensis)

Agave huachucensisCommon: Agave huachucensis
Family: Agavaceae
Origin: Native to Arizona, Sonora Mexico
Sunset Zone: 10, 12-24. USDA 8-11.
Light: Full sun
Soil: Tolerant of poorer soil conditions
Water: Drought tolerant, little water
Temperature: Hardy to 12 degrees F

Leaves in basal rosette with offsets to 16 inches long, 6 inches wide. Light gray ternimal spine to 1-3/8 inches long, grooved above.

Brown, marginal teeth, small or large, straight or flexous, to 5/8 inches long. Flower stalk up to 12 feet or more, lemon yellow flowers. Propagation by offsets, seed.

Aged plants produce pups, and then emit a large spike. When the spike has finished blooming and producing seeds, the rosette that bloomed dies.