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Mangave 'Aztec King'

Aztec King Mangave

Agave

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This attractive selection produces a large rosette of thick, silvery green, succulent leaves with mottled burgundy variegation and toothed margins; grown primarily for foliage; a great low-maintenance patio plant; must have good drainage

Description

This attractive selection produces a large rosette of thick, silvery green, succulent leaves with mottled burgundy variegation and toothed margins; grown primarily for foliage; a great low-maintenance patio plant; must have good drainage

Landscape Attributes

Aztec King Mangave is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Aztec King Mangave is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Aztec King Mangave will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches

4 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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