Agave parryi ‘Cream Spike’

(Century Plant - Cream Spike)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This Agave forms a solitary, rounded rosette of blue-green to olive green leaves with a wide, cream margin. Each leaf is lined with tiny, deep brown spines and tipped with a longer spine of the same color so handle this beauty with care. The imprints left by unfurling new leaves can be seen on the tops of the leaves, just one more thing that makes this plant so fun to watch and grow. This variety produces offsets that can be separated and grown on to maturity. Agave typically flower only once every 15-25 years and the main crown dies after blooming.

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Reliably winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10. Best growth occurs in a sandy/gritty, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Sharp soil drainage is important. Poorly-drained soils inevitably lead to root rot. Tolerates dry soils and drought. Surprisingly good winter hardiness for this succulent. Plants have reportedly survived winters with temperatures as low as -20F (USDA Zone 5), but cold temperatures should be "dry cold" as opposed to "wet cold". Agave parryi, often called Parry’s agave or mescal, is a rosette-forming perennial succulent that is native to grasslands, chaparral, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper and oak woodlands in Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico typically at elevations from 4,000 to 8,000 feet.

Additional information

Common Name

Century Plant – Cream Spike

Botanical Name

Agave parryi 'Cream Spike'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements



6 to 12"



Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color

Variegate blue-green/white

Deer Resistant


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