Agave parryi

Parry's Century Plant, Flagstaff form

18" tall x 18-30" wide. High Country's form of Agave parryi comes from the high cold desert near Flagstaff, Arizona. It is exceptionally cold hardy with thick silver-gray leaves that grow to form a large sized rosette when mature. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height18" tall
Mature Spread18-30" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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18" tall x 18-30" wide (seed propagated). An incredible selection of Parry's Century Plant, the seed for our crop was collected on a brutally cold, exposed high-altitude plateau (6,800' elevation) south of Flagstaff in Coconino Co., Arizona. The silver-gray plants are growing in a clay-loam soil mixed with black volcanic boulders. Without question, this is one of the largest, most cold-hardy forms of Agave you can grow. Plant in a lean, well-drained soil where it will get plenty of sun and heat. In time, the plant will bloom with a towering 12' tall, flowering candelabra that will attract hummingbirds from miles around.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Parry's Century Plant, Flagstaff form
Botanical Name
Agave parryi
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
18-30" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Native, Evergreen
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Western Only, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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