This incredible sport of Mangave ‘Jaguar’ is named for the many different colors that are present on the leaves at any given time. The long, lance-shaped leaves are deep green with creamy yellow margins, with a narrow band of light creamy green where the centers and margins overlap. Bright rosy red dots lightly cover the leaves. Margins are lined with a thin rosy red edge, creating a unique look to the leaves. Direct sunlight draws the most intense coloration, and margins glow nearly orange due to the rosy red lining. The brightly colored leaves form an arching habit of foliage, perfect as a centerpiece for a container.
Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, as a cross between the genus Manfreda and Agave. These rare hybrids combine the best of both worlds: the better growth rate and the interesting patterns of Manfreda, and the habit and refinement of Agave. We are very excited (shall we say mad?) about our new hybrids from Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing. Growers will appreciate the fast growth rate of Mangave—these hybrids finish more quickly than Agave, thanks to their Manfreda parentage. Look to the future for more interesting and unique looks to join the collection!