Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

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Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

Post by paulrm71 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:57 pm

Another one just picked up off eBay, should grow into a nice sized plant.

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Re: Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

Post by multim » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:17 pm

It will be interesting to see the difference between 'blue giant' and the regular parrasana. Here's mine, growing outdoors. Forgive the rope lights, just a Winter insurance policy!
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Re: Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

Post by paulrm71 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:52 pm

Very nice multim, do you try to keep it dry aswell over winter?


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Re: Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

Post by multim » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:18 pm

Thanks. I only cover it when it's due to get around minus 5c and below. At this time the rope lights will be lit and a clear plastic storage type box covers it so that an air flow is allowed. It has already been minus 3.8c on one occasion here but just at night. I do the same with Parryi and Montana, although the latter has a diameter of 20 inches so will soon become too big for any plastic box that I know of. The ground is pretty well drained so I guess that helps.
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Re: Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

Post by JoelR » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:35 pm

Should be very cold hardy as long it's kept dry (overhead shelter) between October & April.


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