Our largest silver Mangave to date! This A. ovatifolia hybrid can be likened to a silver version of the popular Agave 'Frosty Blue' except with a significantly faster growth rate. Massive paddle shaped leaves exceed 6" wide at maturity. The margins of the leaves have a gentle wave. Cinnamon terminal and marginal spines edge each leaf, contrasting nicely against the plant's waxy silver color. A. ovatifolia is one of the most cold hardy Agave species and we expect this plant to follow suit.
Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, an intergeneric cross of Manfreda x 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 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!