This unique cultivar has a complex ancestry of three agave plants and a couple of Manfreda cultivars. The agave side of the parentage includes; Agave Macroacantha, Agave Geminiflora, and Agave Pablocarrilloi. Its specific name refers to the appearance of its leaves.
|Scientific Name:||Mangave ’Freckles and Speckles’|
|Growth Season:||Spring to autumn|
|Preferred Temperature:||15.5oC (60oF) give or take a few degrees. Winter is hardy to between -5 (23oF) if the temperature remains in that position for a short time.|
|Hardiness Zone:||USDA Zone 9-11|
|Average Mature Height & Width:||One foot high and one to two feet wide.|
|Dormancy:||15.5oC (60oF), give or take a few degrees. Winter is hardy to between -5 (23oF) if the temperature remains in that position for a short time.|
|Toxicity:||When ingested or touched, it is not toxic to humans or pets.|
Mangave Freckles and Speckles Physical Characteristics
This deer-tolerant plant means you can grow it along the hedge. Its leaves are relatively narrow for an agave cultivar and mint green. The green leaf surface has a lavender outlay, and they have spots burgundy spots on the leaf surface. Also, each leaf has an arched margin on whose sides are rubbery pink spines.
The color of the freckles and the lavender shade on the leaves become more pronounced when the plant is exposed to intense sunlight. It is fast growing and has a life expectancy of about five years, after which its flowers once and dies. The plant dies back to the crown each winter, only growing back at the beginning of summer.
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