The Q&A Archives: Agave Selection For Southern Oregon

Question: I am looking for information on any types of agaves that could be successfully grown in southern Oregon. If container gardening is more appropriate that is an option as well. I am in zone #7.



Answer: Agave parryi is hardy in your growing zone and will perform well if given exposure to full sunshine and fast-draining soil. Perry's Agave forms a basal rosette with 2-ft long, semi-succulent, gray-green, thick-toothed, terminally spined leaves in a tight whorl; upon maturity (10 to 20+ years) it produces greenish-yellow flowers on 6-15' stalk, then dies. This plant suckers freely, producing lots of new pups which you can separate and replant, providing you with lots of new little plants.

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