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Mescal Agave
Scientific Name: Agave parryi var. truncata H.S. Gentry
Family: Agavaceae
Mescal Agave (Agave parryi var. truncata)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F ( -9C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Durango, Zacatecas)

Growth Habits: Rosette, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 4 feet in diameter (120cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, keep dry in winter

Propagation: Seeds, selected clones from suckers

This variety is the southern variety of the Agave parryi. It is one of the most attractive, but also one of the most cold sensitive.

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