Agave parryi var. truncata

(Century plant - parryi truncata)

Size Price
1-QUART $14.99
5-GALLON $109.99

Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The beauty and grace of this formal looking Agave is undeniable. Its wide, rounded, blue-grey leaves form a perfectly symmetrical, rounded rosette just about as wide as it is tall. Each leaf ends in a dark, pointed, terminal spike. When the plant reaches maturity, it produces an incredibly tall flower spike that can reach heights of 20 feet. Agave typically flower only once every 15-25 years. Though the mother plant dies after flowering, it produces an abundance of offspring during its lifetime so you should have plenty to spread around the garden or to share with friends. Where winter hardy, this agave serves as an interesting tropical accent or specimen. Mass plantings can be spectacular. Borders. Ground cover. Container plant for areas where it is not winter hardy.



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”.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Century plant – parryi truncata

Botanical Name

Agave parryi var. truncata

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements



18 to 24"


18 to 24"

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color



1 quart, 5 gallon

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