Excelsior…Fit for a King

Here’s a new photo of Agave parryi ssp. huachucensis ‘Excelsior’ from our garden this week. We typically don’t have many variegated century plants that will survive our winters, but this is one of the exceptions. This superb clone was first introduced in 1967 from a small California nursery by the same name. Protection from excess winter moisture and exceptional drainage is always the key in cold, wet winter climates. This particular planting is under a roof overhang. Hardiness zone 7b to 9b.

Agave parryi ‘Excelsior’

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  1. I have a quarter century plant in my yard that has started to bloom ,there were times I wanted to dig it up because the leaves close to the ground were soo ugly but a friend of mine suggested that trim those back .so I did and now it looks like an agave plant or an upside down palm tree .But so majestic.

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